Well, this is certainly interesting.
Just one week before the Illinois Fighting Illini are set to open their season against the Kent State Golden Flashes, it has been reported that head football coach Tim Beckman has been fired.
The stunning news was first reported by Football Scoop.
Illinois has fired Tim Beckman, source tells @FOXsports. its reported by footballscoop
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 28, 2015
Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit will serve as the team’s interim coach.
According to Illinois, Beckman was fired following the results from the investigation into Illinois’ program. Because Beckman was fired due to cause, he will not receive his buyout nor $3.1 million left on contract.
This is why Tim Beckman was fired. pic.twitter.com/tZV2lVEvPE
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 28, 2015
During his four seasons with the team, Beckman was just 12-25 with four Big Ten wins.
Judging by his social media account, he did not see the news coming.
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