FireRonZook.com, a college football website so well-remembered that it has its own tribute blogs, changed things to the point that universities have to buy FireCoachName.com websites as soon as they hire a coach, just to keep somebody else from starting one. The former Florida Gators and Illinois Fighting Illini coach laments his contribution to the vocation:
After his first year on the job, a former boss - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher - came to visit him in Gainesville. As he sat in Zook's office, Cowher said, "Zooker, you've really screwed up this profession. Now they've got a FireBillCowher.com up in Pittsburgh."
Zook just shakes his head.
"That's my legacy to the profession," he says. "I'm the first guy who had a FireTheCoach.com website. I had no chance. From the day I walked into the introductory press conference, I was fired."