Jim Rossow and I were talking about Illinois football today during our weekly podcast. I'm not actually sure how to listen to it, but I encourage you to try. It's got to be easy, right. Kind of like setting the timer on the VCR or getting the 8-track going.
Actually, if you think I'm a techno-idiot, you ought to talk to Rossow. He wants phones with rotary dials and thinks cell phones are the work of the devil. He keeps asking me about the talking picture box. I tell him it's called a television.
Back to the point, which is that I defended Ron Zook during this week's podcast. You simply can't condemn a coach after 17 games at a school. It isn't fair. It isn't right. It isn't done. I think Zook did a great job keeping Florida's players motivated after he got fired. Usually, the players go in the tank. So, to me, that's the one good example I have of Zook's coaching ability.
We'll never know what would have happened had Florida stuck with Zook. My guess is the team would be where it is right now.
Enough lecturing. I've got to get back to work. Feel free to disagree with me. I've called my share of early two-point plays.
May the blog be with you,