Illinois' downfall came long before N...

Illinois' downfall came long before NU loss

There are 5 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 22, 2008, titled Illinois' downfall came long before NU loss. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

In one three-hour period Saturday in Evanston, the problems that plagued Illinois for three months were there for all to see.

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NU Cats

Saint Charles, IL

#1 Nov 23, 2008
Sorry to hear it. I was hoping that this game would mean more. I hope that Zook can bring them back. Next year it would be great if this game was for the Big Ten title. Or at least position at the top of the conferance. Good luck next year Illini.
Trunk

Bradenton, FL

#2 Nov 23, 2008
Typical Zook comment...he has no idea of what's going on during the game and after. How 'bout lousy coaching, lousy play calling, lousy special teams for starters....

Florida was right to bounce this guy (recruiting ability aside) once they realized he can't coach.
Olsor

San Antonio, TX

#3 Nov 23, 2008
On the bright side, Illinois did extend one streak yesterday--18 years and counting since the Illini had consecutive winning seasons.

Food for thought. Team records since 1995:

NU: 83-84
NIU: 72-89
Illinois: 60-101-1

How does Ron Guenther still have a job?
ga ILLINI alum

Milan, MI

#4 Nov 23, 2008
the last comment by the upper classman says it all. the attitude
at practice...there are lots of coaching problems on this very talented, but lazy team. they have no team leader..unlike OSU where you can see already Prior has his guys attention. I live in SEC country and know how they feel about Zook. hope next year is better
Reality

United States

#6 Nov 23, 2008
"How does Ron Guenther still have a job?"

In all seriousness, I don't think that the university administration cares how successful we are in football as long as.......

1) the DIA is able to sell just enough football and basketball tickets to fund the non-revenue sports

2) we aren't on major probation.

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