Zook has advice for Muschamp

Illinois coach Ron Zook had a few words of advice Wednesday for Florida first-year coach Will Muschamp after having been a Gators coach himself.

“The thing is you got be yourself,” Zook said on ESPN 1000’s GameNight. “Don’t try to be anybody else.

“It’s one of those jobs all you can do is the best you can do. You can’t get tied up with all the other stuff. Believe me, there’s a lot of noise in the system down as there is at a lot of places. He’ll do fine. There’s a great state base there, and he’s a good football coach. There’s no doubt they’ll do fine.”

Zook went 23-14 in his three seasons at Florida. He was fired in 2004 by the Gators and has been at Illinois since 2005.