Syracuse-Illinois (14): The two worst coaching hires of 2004 square off. Greg Robinson (5-20 at Syracuse) and Ron Zook (5-20 at Illinois) compete for the right to give their fans false hope that they're turning things around.
Jerk. That awful coach took Illinois all the way to the Rose Bowl this year, and is stealing recruits as I write this from the elite teams of college football. Florida and Nebraska just felt the sting of the Zooker, as will many others before recruiting season is over. Perhaps we will lose in the Rose Bowl, but it will be so sweet to see the Orange and Blue play on New Years Day. All I have to say is the Big Ten better look out for us in the next few years.
Just to show that Pat Forde has sour grapes, look at this quote from today:
Fifteen of this year's 64 bowl teams didn't make the postseason in 2006. One of them, Illinois (1), jumped all the way from 2-10 to the Rose Bowl. Deservedly or not. (Bold and italic mine)
Oh thanks Pat, you fucker. No congrats, just a "deservedly or not". Sour grapes indeed. Hey Pat, go stuff your snout up Pete Carroll's or Nick Saban's butt a little further.