Zook will be back at Illinois - KMOV.com

Zook will be back at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois football coach Ron Zook will be back next season.

Illinois spokesman Kent Brown confirms Zook won't be fired. Zook's future at Illinois had been the subject of speculation among fans and others after the conclusion of a 3-9 season. The Illini have had two straight losing seasons after 2007's 9-4 campaign that included a trip to the Rose Bowl.

Illinois Athletic Director Ron Guenther in October said Zook would be back next year. But he also said that other changes will be made.

Zook's contract runs through January 2014. He was given a one-year extension in July.

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