Going deep with Ron Zook

Updated: June 6, 2011, 5:59 PM ET
By Bruce Feldman

I had a chance to sit down with Illinois coach Ron Zook last week and we spoke about a variety of things, including his players on Twitter, how he's matured as a coach and having to fire a best friend. One other thing I didn't realize is that after Zook was hired as an assistant at Ohio State from Virginia Tech, he was picked up at the airport by a Buckeyes graduate assistant named Urban Meyer, who years later would follow the Zooker at UF.