(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.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
He’ll also receive a raise to $500,000 per season, up from $400,000.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Pleasant Parade Weather Tuesday
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.MORE NEWS: Indiana Attorney General Files Lawsuit To Crack Down On Harassing Robocalls, And Effort May Help In Illinois Too
“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.” *