Green Bay Packers fans who are unfamiliar with the college football landscape may not have known much about Ron Zook before he arrived in Northeastern Wisconsin this season. We're going to change that for you. Here are some important facts about the Packers' assistant special teams coach.
Zook was the head coach of the Florida Gators for three years, bridging the gap between the Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer eras. His record was 23-15.
After being fired by Florida, he became the head coach at the University of Illinois, and he coached there for seven seasons, finishing with a winning record twice and going to one Rose Bowl (which Illinois lost, handily, to USC).
Ron Zook hates sleeves.
Yes, you heard that right, and there is ample photographic evidence to prove this as fact in a court of law. We begin with Exhibit A, a picture taken after the Green Bay Packers' win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday:
That's one Ronald H. Zook in the upper right corner, standing behind safety Morgan Burnett with his pythons unencumbered by any foolish fabric.
Exhibit two needs no introduction:
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present to you: Ron Zook, assistant Special Teams coach and proud host of the
Gainesville Champaign Green Bay Gun Show. You may buy your tickets at the door.