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Tight Ends Coach Leaves Illini After 6 Months
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Just over two months before the start of football season, one of Illinois' newest assistant coaches has already left the school.

Head coach Ron Zook said Thursday that tight ends coach Greg Nord is leaving to take the same job at Kentucky. Nord is a Kentucky graduate.

Illinois hired Nord in December from Louisville. He was among new coaches hired last winter to replace the six assistants who were either fired or left following a a second-straight losing season. The Illini finished 3-9.

Zook said he has no timetable to replace Nord, who also was the staff recruiting coordinator.

The Illini open their 2010 schedule Sept. 4 against Missouri in St. Louis.

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