Daily Archives: December 26, 2006

Uptight (Everything’s Alright)

For the early years of this decade, we SEC fans were bewildered by one thing: how in the hell is Ron Zook such a dynamo as a recruiter?

I mean, there are a lot of energetic fellows running around selling themselves to the first eighteen year old that runs a 4.5 forty they see, but there aren’t many of those guys losing five games a year (with a couple of embarrassing non-football moments to boot) pulling in top five classes year after year.

Yet he did. And now that he’s at the University of Illinois, he looks like he’s heading in the same direction. In God’s name, how?

Well, thanks to Martrez Wilson, the jig is up. Mr. Wilson is the latest star recruit to commit to the Zooker. Here’s what he had to say about his new coach:

Wilson said he … felt comfortable with the Illini coaching staff, saying of Zook: “I like this dude. He wasn’t an uptight white coach.”

Uh huh. The Zooker’s got his mojo working for sure…

(h/t Fanblogs)

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