ESPN is partnering with Night Owls and has moved to every other week to get an outlook from one coach in the league. "Coach Box" will be asking the tough questions for question's sake, and a basically fun read. All questions are asked by an anonymous, fictitious, totally made up ESPN analyst from NCAA 11 and are, under no circumstances, a personal attack or inquiry nor does my possibly narrow-minded and irrational analyst, necessarily, reflect my personal opinions or views. Coaches are in no way required to respond with anything more than.... NO COMMENT. But just know that you are not a good, tough coach unless you answer the hard, tough question. ***Coach Box: Week 9*** Coach Cheez Please: "Coach I am very eager to hear from you this week on some pressing matters, including your alleged gaming scandal and your thoughts on a Rose Bowl appearance for the Illini. First the scandal. Now this whole incident took place just last week, against Boston College, and according to our records there was a game review released by the local media which included final stats and scores which had your team losing in double ot. However later that day it seems as if quite a different game was played, which your team won handily. Now, some have suggested magic, in conjunction with what your school was accused of and seemingly outsourced last season. Some have suggested national amnesia. Some have suggested a Vegas betting scandal, of which the specific parties that have suggested such a scandal think that your coaching staff is at least partially involved, which of course would garner an NCAA and police investigation. And still others have suggested a very rare mulligan, or double header game, in which the first game result was thrown out due to a faulty finish. The final suggestion was that a rerun was played earlier in the day and a local reporter mistook that for the real game, which seems highly unlikely, based on the stats of all current roster players on your team. I know you've addressed this to your local media base, but for the national crowd, what happened? How are you going to overcome the inevitable distractions of the media for the rest of the season due to this incident?And another burning issue with your team is their placing, in conjunction with what you have been quoted as saying is a Rose Bowl caliber team. You're obviously looking in from the cold as far as the Big 10 Championship and even 2nd place is concerned in many people's eyes around the country, but you still seem to think that the Rose Bowl is a possibility. Realistically, what is the placement for this team, after losing to MSU earlier and still facing Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State in back to back weeks? If you do have a chance to knock all 3 teams off, where is your team going to have to shine that they haven't yet this season?And lastly, how is your recruiting coming along in comparison to the powers of the Big 10? Are you seeing improvement in your abilities to steal players away yet? You seem pretty optimistic about the future."