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Ron Zook out at Illinois after 7 years

Updated: November 27, 2011, 8:23 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Seven years of tantalizing potential that often led to frustrating results at Illinois ended Sunday when the school fired coach Ron Zook following his team's historic late-season collapse.

Illinois started the season 6-0 but finished with a six-game losing streak, finishing with a 27-7 defeat at Minnesota on Saturday.

According to STATS, LLC, the Illini are the first FBS team to open the regular season with six straight wins and close it with six losses in a row.

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