WMBD/WYZZ-TV - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - His teams have only won one Big Ten football game in the past two seasons.
But Tim Beckman is returning as Illinois' head coach football coach next year. Beckmna received a vote of confidence from his boss Monday.
"What you do off the field and winning football games aren't mutally exclusive," said Illinois athletics director Mike Thomas. "You can have both and that is goal. Tim will be leading the program next year and like I said the expectation is we take another leap. Hopefully we're sitting here next year and we're trying to figure out where we're going to go as far as post-season play."
Thomas did not rule out changes on Beckman's coaching staff.
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