Report: Addazio potential successor to Zook

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.

The Tribune also lists Houston coach Kevin Sumlin, South Florida coach Skip Holtz,  Cincinnati coach Butch Jones, Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads,  Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst and former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach as potential successors.

 Click here for the Tribune article.