Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, August 28, 2015
Tim Beckman is out; Bill Cubit is in.
University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas dismissed the head football coach Friday afternoon, citing preliminary results of an external review into allegations involving the program, and named the offensive coordinator as interim head coach.
Cubit joined the Illini coaching staff in 2013, after serving as the head coach at Western Michigan from 2005-2012. He posted a 51-47 record during his time there, including a 36-27 mark in the Mid-American Conference.
Thomas said Cubit, who is scheduled to make $510,000 in 2015, will receive an extra $100,00 for the next four months.
Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know about Cubit.
Alma Mater: Delaware
Accolades: 2005 MAC Coach of the Year
Fun Fact: Cubit's son, Ryan, was a three-year starter at quarterback for Western Michigan from 2004 to 2006
2015: IllinoisOffensive Coordinator/Running Backs
2013-14: IllinoisOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2005-12:Western MichiganHead Coach
2003-04: StanfordOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2001-02: RutgersOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2000: MissouriOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
1997-99: Western Michigan Offensive Coordinator
1992-96: WidenerHead Coach
1990-91: AkronRunning Backs
1985: Central FloridaAssistant Head Coach/Secondary
1983-84: Central FloridaSecondary
1975-76: Swarthmore CollegeRunning Backs/Receivers