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O line coach Wolford leaves for South Carolina

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Even after hiring Mike Schultz as offensive coordinator, Ron Zook still has two coaching vacancies to fill. Highly thought-of offensive line coach Eric Wolford, 37, has left for South Carolina, where he will coach the offensive line and be running game coordinator. Wolford reportedly received a three-year deal worth $300,000 a year, which was coordinator money not that long ago. Zook also is looking for a replacement for defensive line coach Tom Sims, who was dismissed after Illinois' defensive line under-achieved this season. Whether Zook will hire a defensive-line coach, or shuffle his defensive position coaches is not clear. It appears that Zook will not bring in a defensive coordinator in the defensive staff remake.

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