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Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Retaining Coordinators, Illini Football Wins And Loses

With 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.

670 The Score–12/19/2013

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

Illini OC Cubit Gets Extension, Raise

If there was one bright spot for the 2013 Illinois football team, it was the offense under the direction of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Why Is Beckman Not Fired?

The Tim Beckman hire was a mistake and everybody has known it since his first press conference.

670 The Score–12/04/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Beckman To Return To Illini In 2014

Illini fans pining for a new head coach in 2014 will have to wait at least one more year.

670 The Score–12/02/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Expect Beckman Back, But Don’t Expect Greatness

On the campus of the University of Illinois, the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building sits between Florida Avenue and St. Mary’s Road. But when it comes to the Fighting Illini football program, it might as well be stuck between a rock and a hard place.

670 The Score–11/26/2013

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Can Illini Afford To Stick With Beckman Too Long?

Illinois has a nearly two-decade tradition of retaining coaches at least one season too long.

670 The Score–11/21/2013

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Beckman’s Job Status Putting Illinois Back In A Bind

The 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.

670 The Score–11/12/2013

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Wisch: Illini Sorry On The Field, But Smart With Scheduling

Right now, Illinois football isn’t going anywhere. But in the future? Well, it could be.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini’s Beckman Needs A Win To Create Any Believers

It’s that simple. Yet, of course, for the Fighting Illini, it isn’t at all.

670 The Score–10/29/2013

Barry Alvarez.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: Alvarez’s Wisconsin Remains Blueprint For Illini

here was a time when Wisconsin football was Illinois football.

670 The Score–10/19/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Picking ‘Naming Rights’ For Big Ten Coaches

To show I’m not just blowing smoke, here are some other suggested sponsors for a few of the Big Ten basketball and football coaches:

670 The Score–10/08/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Seeing Red In Illini’s First Big Ten Trip To Nebraska

The 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.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Football Has Chicago Options For 2015

I’ve compiled a list of nonconference opponents that also have an open date on Sept. 5, 2015.

670 The Score–09/20/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Calling For An Illini Football Encore In Chicago

If Illinois wants more fans to end up making the 140-mile trip down to Champaign, they likely have to bring the product up to them first.

670 The Score–09/17/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Tim Beckman Can Win – With A Great O-Coordinator

If 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.

670 The Score–09/12/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Illini’s Beckman ‘Shocked’ By OK State Allegations

The allegations that Oklahoma State players received cash payments and perks over the past 13 years shocked Illinois head coach Tim Beckman, who was the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator from 2007-08.

670 The Score–09/10/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Can Illini’s Cincinnati Shocker Spark A Big Season?

What a difference a week makes.

670 The Score–09/10/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Behold Illinois Football – Where Even Wins Don’t Feel Good

Behold, Illinois football: Where even wins don’t feel like them.

09/03/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: What Does Tim Beckman Need To Do To Survive?

Beckman’s debut squad lost all eight Big Ten conference games by an average score of 37-13 and finished the season a sadsack 2-10.

670 The Score–08/30/2013

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Coaching, Not Admission Standards, Is Illini’s Primary Problem

Stanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.

670 The Score–08/06/2013

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