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Illini OC Cubit Gets Extension, Raise

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Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(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.” *

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