The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Temple football coach Steve Addazio may be a potential candidate to become the next coach at Illinois.
If so, Addazio could replace Ron Zook, who was fired on Sunday.
The Tribune points out that, as a former assistant coach at Notre Dame and Indiana, Addazio has ties to the Midwest.
In this his first season at Temple, Addazio led to the Owls to a second-place finish in the Mid-American Conference East Division. Temple (8-4), which is bowl-eligible, finished the regular season with three straight victories. His eight wins are the most by an Owls’ first-year coach.