(CBS) If there was one bright spot for the 2013 Illinois football team, it was the offense under the direction of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.
As such, Illinois awarded Cubit with a one-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season.
He’ll also receive a raise to $500,000 per season, up from $400,000.
Under Cubit, quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase recorded his best season, throwing for a career-high 3,272 yards 21 touchdowns and completed 67 percent of his passes.
“I’m very excited to be able to continue what we began building this past season,” Cubit said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to a lot of success next season. We have a very good core group of linemen, tight ends and running backs returning, and a talented and deep group of quarterbacks to start with. We’ll be looking for some wide receivers to emerge this spring and summer, but I certainly don’t expect a drop off in 2014.” *