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Ron Zook to join the Packers staff?

Could one of the best college recruiters be heading to the Green Bay Packers?

According to Pete Roussel of he is hearing that Ron Zook will join the Green Bay Packers coaching staff.

Ron Zook served as head coach at Illinois for seven seasons from 2005-11. Known as a tireless worker and recruiter, Zook led Illinois to the biggest turnaround in college football in 2007 and to a Texas Bowl victory in 2010 and to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in 2011.

In Zook’s seven years at the helm, the Illini offense led the conference in rushing three times (2006, 2007, 2010) and passing in 2008. Additionally, the rushing offense finished in the NCAA top-20 four times during his tenure and the defense finished inside the NCAA top-10 in his final year in 2011. Zook produced three first-round NFL draft picks between 2008 and 2011 — RB Rashard Mendenhall in 2008, DB Vontae Davis in 2009 and DT Corey Liuget in 2011.

This would be a great hire for the Packers.

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