Illinois fires head coach after loss to Gophers

An 0-6 freefall capped by a season-ending loss to the Minnesota Gophers was too much for Illinois coach Ron Zook to handle. He was fired Sunday after starting the season 6-0.
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An 0-6 freefall capped by a season-ending loss to the Minnesota Gophers was too much for Illinois coach Ron Zook to handle. He was fired Sunday after starting the season 6-0.

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