Posted November 16, 2013

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman and coordinator Bill Cubit exchange some words

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Illinois head coach Tim Beckman and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit got into a heated exchange following a disastrous play in Saturday’s game against Ohio State. Trailing 35-21 late in the third quarter, Fighting Illini quarterback Reilly O’Toole fumbled in the end zone, which resulted in a safety. Things aren’t going super great for Illinois lately: The Illini haven’t won a Big Ten game since Oct. 8, 2011, and there was that whole Cliff Alexander decision on the basketball side of things.

It’s hardly surprising for emotions to flare up a bit, but fans and players don’t often see a head coach nearly come to blows with his offensive coordinator on the sideline. Naturally, the internet reacted.

4 comments
dandogwood
dandogwood

Bye Bye beckman you sucked as a coach

dandogwood
dandogwood

well there goes Bill Culbit's nothing career.  who the hell is he?

David46
David46

Beckman is the same dirtbag who had personnel roaming around on penn state's campus looking for players  after the scandal when most other coaches were far too classy to do such a thing. Esp. big 10 coaches. His team's record since then speaks for itself, including two losses to penn state. 

thatmanstu
thatmanstu

"Almost came to blows" is a huge overstatement and mere sensationalism at the expense of accuracy...