Possibly the biggest surprise in coaching turnouts this season is Illinois coach Ron Zook. The Illini are now 6-0 under leadership with a less-than-favorable resume.
Zook's past includes getting fired from Florida after being called the "37-game mistake" and going 0-4 against rival Missouri. His current record with Illinois is 34-45.
The surprise of him bringing such improbable success to the team is shared by polls and fans alike. His eclectic personality and often irrational decision-making adds to the awe.
In a seven-point lead over Indiana, Zook opted for a two-point conversion. When questioned by the media, Zook couldn't remember whether they had been in the lead or behind when the call was made.
But, whatever the method behind the madness, it's working.
The Illini face Ohio State on Saturday, pitting offensive coordinator Paul Perino and defensive coordinator Tom Bradley against each other.
With tough Big Ten foes down the line, Illinois will keep on shocking us if they continue to remain undefeated.