Packers hire Illini, Florida coach as assistant
The Green Bay Packers have chosen a former head coach in the Big Ten and SEC as an assistant coach for special teams.
According to the Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein:
#Packers are hiring former Illinois coach Ron Zook to be their OLB coach to replace Kevin Greene, source said.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) February 7, 2014
Zook was a special teams coach in Pittsburgh so he's familiar with Capers' system. Coached in New Orleans when McCarthy was there.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) February 7, 2014
However, after the initial report, new information came out that it might not be outside linebackers.
To reiterate, Ron Zook is being hired, but not necessarily as OLBs coach. Appears to be for a different spot. Stay tuned. #Packers— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) February 7, 2014
Zook coached Illinois and Florida to a 57-65 record.