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June 23, 2024

Illinois Tim Beckman Fired

The 2015 season has not even begun yet, but it appears we have our first fired coach. Illinois announced on Friday afternoon that it has fired coach Tim Beckman ahead of its first game. Here’s what you need to know about what went into Illinois’ decision, and where the program will go from here. 1. The decision was made following preliminary results of an external review into allegations involving the football program. Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas said the decision to fire Beckman came after he received preliminary information from an investigation into the football program. The investigation of Beckman…