Tim Beckman will start his first season as the Illinois Fighting Illini’s head coach in 2012 after the former head coach, Ron Zook, was fired at the end of the regular season. Last season, the Illini finished with a 7-6 record overall and went on to win the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning holding the interim position for head coach. Now, Coach Beckman is eager to show Illini fans what his team is capable of and continue the success they have had in recent years. Linebacker Jonathon Brown will likely return as a key player on the defensive side and on the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. Center Graham Pocic will also return for his senor year and his offensive input will leave him on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy. You won’t want to miss this season with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Get your tickets today with Gold Coast Tickets so you won’t have to!
The Illinois Fighting Illini football program is based in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois at the University of Illinois. A member of the Big Ten Conference, the Illini football program plays at the NCAA Division I level and has claimed 5 national titles since its creation in 1890. Memorial Stadium has been the home of the Illini since 1923, and was renovated in 1985 and 2007. The Illini play two trophy games in their season: one against longstanding rival Northwestern and the other against Purdue. For more information on the Illinois Fighting Illini, visit their website at: http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/ill-m-footbl-body.html.