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Koenning Takes Over At Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois interim head coach Vic Koenning is tasked with getting a downtrodden team prepared for a likely bowl game.

''We have a lot of work to do healing,'' Koenning said.

Ron Zook was fired on Sunday after the Illini collapsed following a 6-0 start, culminating in Saturday's 27-7 loss to Minnesota.

Koenning is in his second season as the team's defensive coordinator, and he previously was the Wyoming head coach from 2000-02.

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