It's been more than two years since I posted on this blog. The reason for that is simple. Real life intruded. I just didn't have the time to care about Ron Zook and his moronic ways. Remember, I'm not vested in the Illinois program. I'm a Florida Gator and our Zook nightmare ended a while back. I had my reasons for maintaining this blog which I've outlined in previous postings but it was also good fun to poke at the Zooker since he always seemed to jab UF whenever he was given the opportunity.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
It's safe to say that the Zook experiment at Illinois is coming to a close and it was a bust. The man simply does not know how to elevate a program. We could dance around the issue but in plain English, he's dumb. Running a modern-day college football program in a major conference is complex stuff and a dummy just isn't going to get the job done. Anyone who has heard Zook speak understands that his intellectual capacity is below average.
This year the fighting Zookers got off to a deceiving 6-0 start. But as with water, Zook's teams always seek their level. After 4 straight losses to legitimate teams, Zook is on the hot seat again and walked out of a press conference when the questions began to come about how long he could last under the current circumstances.
For all you Illini fans, I harbor no ill will toward you. I understand why you pinned your hopes on Zook back in 2005 when he came aboard. You wanted him to be the magic bullet. Recruiting was your answer. And Ron Zook was the "master recruiter". But we Florida fans tried to explain. We tried patiently to educate you on who this man is, having seen him up close as an assistant and a head coach over many years.
You can argue with my methods, my style, whatever. But you can't argue with the substance of my message. Ron Zook is a terrible coach. But as they say with alcoholics, the first step toward recovery is to acknowledge that you have a problem. You can thank me later.