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December 18, 2009

Here’s  a little preview of a story coming out in tomorrow’s Chicago Tribune.

It made me so happy that I almost ripped my jeans off like those tear-away pants basketball players wear and paraded around the newsroom singing “Hallelujah.”

Guenther said the assistant coaches who were recently hired, including offensive coordinator Paul Petrino and defensive coordinator Vic Koenning were selected to help relieve head coach Ron Zook of some responsibilities.

“If you look at the best programs in the country you’ve got real strength in those coordinator positions,” Guenther said. “They take their own shape. That allows him to tweak things as opposed to having to get too involved in any one area.”

FINALLY. Finally someone gets it. Zook is not a coach. He is a recruiter.

Relieve responsibilities? Yessur. Strength in the coordinator position? Thank Gawd.

This is the best Kwanzaa present ever.

Are Paul Petrino and Vic Koenning the right men for the job? Maybe not, but at least the right philosophy for a Ron Zook football program is in place.

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