Thursday, July 2, 2015

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.

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.

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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.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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