Thursday’s column from CBS Chicago …
(CBS) For the Illinois football team, .500 is an improvement.
But when it comes to retaining the program’s coordinators, is it also a victory?
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.
On the flip side, however, Cubit’s retention was countered with the perplexing – and vexing – confirmation that Illinois defensive coordinator Tim Banks will be back next season as well. That’s a loss.
And when taken together, Illini head coach Tim Beckman had better hope that that the talents of those two men don’t simply result in a wash in 2014. You know, like it did this season.
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