Ron Zook, who once sold recruits on playing for D-I schools like Florida and Illinois, has a different pitch these days.
The 59-year-old Zook, who was fired by Illinois after the 2011 regular season, now works as a business development officer at Gateway Central Bank in Ocala, Fla.
That's right, even though he made millions as head coach at Florida and Illinois, and banked another $2.4 million buyout when he was fired by the Illini, Zook still found it in himself to take a job at a bank.
"It keeps me busy," Zook told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Zook coached at Florida for three years, and recruited many of the players that went on to win a national championship in 2006. He brought Illinois to the Rose Bowl in just his third year in charge, but he could never replicate that success.
After getting the axe in Champaign, Zook moved back to Florida. In addition to his gig at Gateway Central Bank, he also works as an analyst at CBS Sports Network.