Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by EddieCrowder, Aug 28, 2015.
Starts earlier every year...
Is Mike Bohn also the Illini AD?
oh wait, nm, for cause, school doesn't pay him anything...
There most have been than smoke to the Tim B abuse stories.
A peek into the Illini locker room last season...
@MarkTupper: Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit has been named #Illini interim head coach. Beckman will not receive rest of salary or buyout. #dechr
@MarkTupper: Thomas said external investigationis not complete, but indicated he has enough information to feel dismissal is necessary. #dechr
When is the last time a coach was fired so close to the opening of a season?
Well done Illinois. Fire your coach nearly a year after the allegations, a week before kickoff. Top notch work right there.
And the investigation isn't even complete yet. If all they needed was preliminary information, they could have had this decision last winter.
Wow! One week before the season starts.
Apparently, an investigation revealed that he was mistreating players by forcing them to play through injuries and whatnot.
Wow. We can pretty much write Illinos off for the next three years at a minimum. They'll be dog crap this year, dog crap next year, and unless they get some kind of coaching genius, dog crap the year after that.
Fake Bo Pelini @FauxPelini
.@IlliniFootball Do you offer a 401K plan
1:06 PM - 28 Aug 2015
16 16 Retweets
23 23 favorites
I applaud Illinois, they're sending an extremely powerful message that a neanderthal coach with absolutely no regard for his players will get **** canned regardless of timing.
Two hours ago..
Tim Beckman @coachbeckman
One Week!! #OSKEE15
11:35 AM - 28 Aug 2015
Some of the stuff Deadspin reporting in addition to forcing players to play hurt, told medical staff to not report injuries and postpone treatment, and it sounds like he lied to players regarding scholarships their final semester of senior year.
Sounds like he got what he deserved but no idea how the school could have waited so long to fire the guy a week before the season starts.
Never a wrong time to do the right thing.
Amazingly, one of the few times as a CU Buff in recent history that I can say "So glad that isn't my team."
How are the facilities at Illinois? Is this an okay job or will coaches stay away?
my guess there is more to the story
I'd guess you are right.
Question is what do they know today that they didn't know 3-4 weeks ago at the start of camp? The allegations aren't new. They aren't the kind of thing that couldn't be investigated a long time ago.
Did they finally get the legal opinion that they could fire for cause, did he refuse or fail to comply with a plan or order to change his methods?
In terms of getting another HC job he is going to be toxic after this. Nobody wants to face the liability involved in hiring a coach who was fired for endangering students health. I wouldn't.
Should have happened last December. He and Cubit engaged in fisticuffs on the sideline the year before. Wonder how that staff responds in what is now certainly a lame duck year. And does anyone in the AD go down with this ship now that the smoke is billowing?
They're completing a major overhaul of the State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall) for basketball. It was originally constructed in 1963. I don't know how successful they'll be in bringing it to modern standards. Their football facilities are quite antiquated, and the state faces huge deficits. I think it would be difficult to find political cover to do major upgrades at this time even with private money.
Hawkins still available....... Seems like a program needing a little Hawk-love right about now.
THIS! Saved 'em $3 million, not exactly chickenfeed....but, dammed attotrneys always take too much time and want overwhelming evidence before stepping up!
Kyle Flood Might be on the chopping block early too
Separate names with a comma.