List of Illinois Fighting Illini football seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Illinois Fighting Illini football program since the team's conception in 1890. The list documents season-by-season records, and conference records from 1896 to the present.

Seasons[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Scott Williams (Independent) (1890–1890)
1890 Williams 1–2
Robert Lackey (Independent) (1891–1891)
1891 Lackey 5–1
E.K. Hall (Independent) (1892–1893)
1892 Hall 7–4–1
1893 Hall 3–2–3
Louis Vail (Independent) (1894–1894)
1894 Vail 4–3
George Huff (Independent) (1895–1895)
1895 Huff 4–2–1
George A. Huff (Western) (1896–1899)
1896 Huff 4–2–1 0–2–1 T-6th
1897 Huff 6–2 1–1 4th
1898 Huff 4–5 1–1 4th
1899 Huff 3–5–1 0–3 T-6th
Fred L. Smith (Western) (1900–1900)
1900 Smith 7–3–2 1–3–2 8th
Edgar Holt (Western) (1901–1902)
1901 Holt 8–2 4–2 4th
1902 Holt 10–2–1 4–2 4th
George Woodruff (Western) (1903–1903)
1903 Woodruff 8–6 1–5 7th
Arthur R. Hall/Justa Lindgren/Fred Lowenthal/Clyde Matthews (Western) (1904–1904)
1904 Hall/Lindgren/Lowenthal/Matthews 9–2–1 3–1–1 4th
Fred Lowenthal (Western) (1905–1905)
1905 Lowenthal 5–4 0–3 T-6th
Justa Lindgren (Western) (1906–1906)
1906 Lindgren 1–3–1 1–3 5th
Arthur R. Hall (Western) (1907–1912)
1907 Hall 3–2 3–2 3rd
1908 Hall 5–1–1 4–1 2nd
1909 Hall 5–2 3–1 3rd
1910 Hall 7–0 4–0 1st
1911 Hall 4–2–1 2–2–1 T-4th
1912 Hall 3–3–1 1–3–1 T-6th
Robert Zuppke (Western) (1913–1941)
1913 Zuppke 4–2–1 2–2–1 5th
19141 Zuppke 7–0 6–0 1st
1915 Zuppke 5–0–2 3–0–2 5th
1916 Zuppke 3–3–1 2–2–1 T-4th
1917 Zuppke 5–2–1 2–2–1 T-5th
1918 Zuppke 5–2 4–0 1st
19192 Zuppke 6–1 6–1 1st
1920 Zuppke 5–2 4–2 4th
1921 Zuppke 3–4 1–4 8th
1922 Zuppke 2–5 2–4 6th
19233 Zuppke 8–0 5–0 1st
1924 Zuppke 6–1–1 3–1–1 T-2nd
1925 Zuppke 5–3 2–2 T-4th
1926 Zuppke 6–2 2–2 T-6th
19274 Zuppke 7–0–1 5–0 T-1st
1928 Zuppke 7–1 4–1 1st
1929 Zuppke 6–1–1 3–1–1 2nd
1930 Zuppke 3–5 1–4 8th
1931 Zuppke 2–6–1 0–6–1 T-9th
1932 Zuppke 5–4 2–4 7th
1933 Zuppke 5–3 3–2 5th
1934 Zuppke 7–1 4–1 3rd
1935 Zuppke 3–5 1–4 T-9th
1936 Zuppke 4–3–1 2–2–1 6th
1937 Zuppke 3–3–2 2–3 8th
1938 Zuppke 3–5 2–3 7th
1939 Zuppke 3–4–1 3–3 6th
1940 Zuppke 1–7 0–5 9th
1941 Zuppke 2–6 0–5 9th
Ray Eliot (Western) (1942–1952)
1942 Eliot 6–4 3–2 T-3rd
1943 Eliot 3–7 2–4 6th
1944 Eliot 5–4–1 3–3 6th
1945 Eliot 2–6–1 1–4–1 7th
1946 Eliot 8–2 6–1 1st W Rose 5
1947 Eliot 5–3–1 3–3 T-3rd
1948 Eliot 3–6 2–5 8th
1949 Eliot 3–4–2 3–3–1 T-5th
1950 Eliot 7–2 4–2 4th
19515 Eliot 9–0–1 5–0–1 1st W Rose 3 4
1952 Eliot 4–5 2–5 T-6th
Ray Eliot (Big Ten) (1953–1959)
1953 Eliot 7–1–1 5–1 T-1st
1954 Eliot 1–8 0–6 10th
1955 Eliot 5–3–1 3–3–1 5th
1956 Eliot 2–5–2 1–4–2 T-7th
1957 Eliot 4–5 3–4 7th
1958 Eliot 4–5 4–3 6th
1959 Eliot 5–3–1 4–2–1 T-3rd 12 13
Pete Elliott (Big Ten) (1960–1966)
1960 Elliott 5–4 3–4 T-5th
1961 Elliott 0–9 0–7 T-9th
1962 Elliott 2–7 2–5 8th
1963 Elliott 8–1–1 5–1–1 1st W Rose 4 3
1964 Elliott 6–3 4–3 T-4th
1965 Elliott 6–4 4–3 5th
1966 Elliott 4–6 4–3 T-3rd
Jim Valek (Big Ten) (1967–1970)
1967 Valek 4–6 3–4 T-5th
1968 Valek 1–9 1–6 T-8th
1969 Valek 0–10 0–7 10th
1970 Valek 3–7 1–6 T-9th
Bob Blackman (Big Ten) (1971–1976)
1971 Blackman 5–6 5–3 T-3rd
1972 Blackman 3–8 3–5 T-6th
1973 Blackman 5–6 4–4 T-4th
1974 Blackman 6–4–1 4–3–1 5th
1975 Blackman 5–6 4–4 T-3rd
1976 Blackman 5–6 4–4 T-3rd
Gary Moeller (Big Ten) (1977–1979)
1977 Moeller 3–8 2–6 T-8th
1978 Moeller 1–8–2 0–6–2 9th
1979 Moeller 2–8–1 1–6–1 9th
Mike White (Big Ten) (1980–1987)
1980 White 3–7–1 3–5 T-6th
1981 White 7–4 6–3 T-3rd
1982 White 7–5 6–3 4th L Liberty
1983 White 10–2 9–0 1st L Rose 10 10
1984 White 7–4 6–3 T-2nd
1985 White 6–5–1 5–2–1 3rd L Peach
1986 White 4–7 3–5 T-6th
1987 White 3–7–1 2–5–1 8th
John Mackovic (Big Ten) (1988–1991)
1988 Mackovic 6–5–1 5–2–1 T-3rd L All-American
1989 Mackovic 10–2 7–1 2nd W Citrus 10 10
1990 Mackovic 8–4 6–2 T-1st L Hall of Fame 24 25
1991 Mackovic/Tepper 6–6 4–4 4th L John Hancock
Lou Tepper (Big Ten) (1992–1996)
1992 Tepper 6–5–1 4–3–1 4th L Holiday
1993 Tepper 5–6 5–3 T-4th
1994 Tepper 7–5 4–4 T-5th W Liberty
1995 Tepper 5–5–1 3–4–1 T-7th
1996 Tepper 2–9 1–7 T-9th
Ron Turner (Big Ten) (1997–2004)
1997 Turner 0–11 0–8 11th
1998 Turner 3–8 2–6 7th
1999 Turner 8–4 4–4 T-6th W MicronPC 25 24
2000 Turner 5–6 2–6 T-9th
2001 Turner 10–2 7–1 1st L Sugar 12 12
2002 Turner 5–7 4–4 T-5th
2003 Turner 1–11 0–8 11th
2004 Turner 3–8 1–7 11th
Ron Zook (Big Ten) (2005–2011)
2005 Zook 2–9 0–8 11th
2006 Zook 2–10 1–7 T-10th
2007 Zook 9–4 6–2 T-2nd L Rose 18 20
2008 Zook 5–7 3–5 T-8th
2009 Zook 3–9 2–6 9th
2010 Zook 7–6 4–4 T-4th W Texas
2011 Zook 7–6 2–6 5th Leaders W Kraft Fight Hunger
Tim Beckman (Big Ten) (2012–present)
2012 Beckman 2–10 0–8 6th Leaders
2013 Beckman
Total: 578–546–50
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
1Parke H. Davis awarded national championship to Illinois.
2 Billingsley, Boand, Football Research, and Parke H. Davis awarded national championship to Illinois.
3 Boand, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis awarded national championship to Illinois.
4 Billingsley, Dickinson, Helms, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis awarded national championship to Illinois.
5 Boand awarded national championship to Illinois.

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