If you had predicted before the 2007 college football season that Illinois was going to play in the Rose Bowl, your friends and family might have suggested you seek professional help. After all, the Fighting Illini had posted records of 2-9 and 2-10 in Zook’s first two seasons in Champaign, and they had won a grand total of one Big Ten game during that period. But Coach Ron Zook had faith in his team, and they rewarded him with a 9-4 record and a shocking Rose Bowl appearance that season. That finally proved that Illinois made the right move by luring Zook away from the Florida Gators in 2005. A native of Ohio who played defensive back at Miami (of Ohio) University, Zook bounced around between several coaching positions in the 1980s until he became an assistant under Steve Spurrier at Florida. That led to a series of positions in the NFL, until Spurrier himself moved to the NFL and Zook returned to Florida as the head coach. Known as a master recruiter, Zook is now building the Illinois program and hoping to achieve the standard of success at Florida.
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**Ron Zook Speaker**
A Ron Zook speaker appearance can include the incredible story of how he was able to turn Illinois from the doormat of the Big Ten to a Rose Bowl contender.
**Ron Zook Appearance**
The fact that Ron Zook coached Illinois to an appearance in the Rose Bowl was one of the most improbable stories of the 2007 season, but with his skills it figures to be just the first of many trips to Pasadena.
**Ron Zook Endorsement**
One of the biggest Ron Zook endorsements came from Coach Spurrier, who recommended that the “Zooker” be the one to take the head coach position of the Gators.
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