Monday, November 22, 2004

Back To Square One...Again

The Dying Illini finally dropped the trap door from under Ron Turner today. Turner's farewell statement (farewell statement? At the press conference to announce his firing?) noted that
I'm disappointed that we were not able to sustain the success we had from 1999-2002 where we had a 28-18 record, 2 bowl appearances (and a few plays away from four straight bowl games), the school's first outright Big Ten Championship since 1983 and third since 1951, a final season ranking of 12 (7 after regular season), a school's first ever BCS bowl, the Sugar Bowl, numerous team and individual records on offense (rushing and passing), defense and special teams.
His farewell statement did not note that his record in the "other" four years was 7-39, no bowl appearances, 3 last-place Big Ten finishes, a winless season, a second season with only one win (vs. a Division II opponent), and numerous fans disgruntled with the offense (rushing and passing), defense and special teams.


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