Illinois Scrambles, But Bill Cubit Signs Big First ClassA half-dozen players had decommitted after the school removed the interim tag from Cubit's title and gave him only a two-year contract.
Tim Banks Out As Illini Co-Defensive CoordinatorBanks was the last member of former coach Tim Beckman's original staff from the 2012 season.
Illinois Athletic Director Hopes For Decision On Cubit By SundayBill Cubit was offensive coordinator for the Illini footbal team and took over as head coach when Tim Beckman was fired just before the start of the season.
The Bernstein Brief: Indecision, 'Considerable Turmoil' For IllinoisThe boosters and alums at Illinois can't agree on much.
2 Investigators: Culture Of Athlete Abuse At U Of I May Be Wider Than Just FootballSimon Cvijanovic's allegations led to an independent investigation of the Illini program, and ultimately head football coach Tim Beckman was fired.
Illinois-Kent State Game Postponed Until Saturday Afternoon Following Lightning DelayThe lightning rolled into the Champaign area around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Kickoff was scheduled for just after 8 p.m.
Wisch: With Attendance, Illini Losing The Numbers GameIllinois' football attendance has been dwindling for five straight seasons.
Wisch: By Retaining Coordinators, Illini Football Wins And LosesWith the news on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Bill Cubit will be back with the team next season, Illini fans should be thrilled. That’s a win.
Illini OC Cubit Gets Extension, RaiseIf there was one bright spot for the 2013 Illinois football team, it was the offense under the direction of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.
Wisch: Beckman's Job Status Putting Illinois Back In A BindThe only hope for Illinois to continue progress (or start it) is by firing embattled defensive coordinator Tim Banks and hoping that Thomas can hire a talented assistant to replacement him.
Wisch: Seeing Red In Illini's First Big Ten Trip To NebraskaThe Illini don't have a Red Grange this season, but with Bill Cubit's offense they may have more than a Galloping Ghost of a chance vs. the Huskers.
Wisch: Tim Beckman Can Win – With A Great O-CoordinatorIf Tim Beckman’s coaching career at Illinois really does go from knocking on death’s door to cracking – or even kicking – it open for his return in 2014, he’ll probably be able to thank heavens for one person.