Tim Beckman on firing, allegations: ‘Utterly false’

It was reported late Friday afternoon that Illinois had fired head coach Tim Beckman just a week before their season began. Later that afternoon, it was said that Beckman was going to extreme measures to cover up injuries during practice.

According to College Football Talk, Beckman responded to those allegations just hours after his termination and he was obviously on the defensive very quickly. The Associated Press’s Ralph Russo reported his comments via Twitter.

While Beckman’s time in Illinois, and possibly as a head coach anywhere, is more than likely done, it is pretty clear what he is attempting to do. He knows that he is still owed $3.1 million on his contract and is probably going to slap the university with a lawsuit that will be a distraction all season long, which is the last thing the Illini want.

Let’s hope they can keep their heads in the game when they host Kent State on September 4.

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