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Illinois coach Ron Zook was fired Sunday after the Illini followed a 6-0 start to this season with a six-game losing streak.
Michigan spent the past week talking about last Saturday's upset loss at Iowa, a bad surprise they vowed not to let hurt them this week at Illinois.
Illinois expected Ohio State to run the ball and then run some more last week. The Illini thought they'd see a few more passes than the four thrown by the Buckeyes.
In three years at Illinois, Martez Wilson has gotten a firsthand medical education.
Juice Williams is gone and the guy who's being asked to replace him at Illinois after two bad seasons was barely a blip on the roster a year ago.
The information he's gathered on Michigan, Koenning said, doesn't point to any one, two or three things the Wolverines like to do.
"We have to focus more on not getting up the field," he said. "Playing run first and just doing whatever you have to do to win."