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October 15, 2015

Interim Illini Coach Bill Cubit

by Zack Miller

After the controversy surrounding the Tim Beckman scandal, the Illini named the interim head coach and former offensive coordinator, Bill Cubit. Cubit spent a total of 40 years coaching 14 different teams, mostly as an offensive coordinator or a quarterback/runningback coach. He is known for his elaborate offensive schemes, showcasing plays that excite the crowd.

Coach Cubit was brought up to the interim head coaching position a week before the 2015 season began. Many fans liked the decision. Many didn’t care and were just thankful to have a coach leading the Illini heading into week one. But after the close and last second win against Nebraska to open the BigTen season 1-0, others are questioning if the Illini really even need another coach.

The Illini faced #22 Iowa in Iowa City on Saturday and kept the game respectable. Losing 20-29, the Illini didn’t get shut out, showing signs of fight until the last ticks of the clock. This is a promising sign for Illini fans, as its not the same roll over and play dead type of fight that we have seen in past years.  `

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