In recent weeks, the Illinois Fighting Illini football program has been under fire thanks to criticism from former players regarding head coach Tim Beckman.
While the likes of Darius Millines and Simon Cvijanovic have said that they were mistreated by Beckman, some of the current players on the roster are taking to social media to defend their coach.
The Illini players are using the hashtag “#ProudIllini” to show solidarity.
It's amazing to have a coaching staff that helps you obtain all of your goals, ON and OFF of the field #ProudIllini
— Joe Spencer (@IlliniJoe71) May 14, 2015
Would not be the man I am today without lessons learned inside Memorial Stadium and for the coaches who taught them to me #ProudIllini
— Jack Cornell (@JackCornell73) May 14, 2015
Our coaches sacrifice everything for us and I'm honored to do the same for them and my team mates. Love them all like brothers #ProudIllini
— Ryan Frain (@Rfrain13) May 14, 2015
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