CHAMPAIGN (fightingillini.com) -- Tim Beckman will return as Fighting Illini head football coach for the 2015 season, University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced on Sunday.
"It was important to see improvement in our football program this season," Thomas said. "Over the last month, we have won three of our last five games, including a pair of Big Ten wins over teams (Minnesota & Penn State) who are headed to the postseason. Our student-athletes have played their best football of the season down the stretch of a tough schedule that included nine bowl-eligible opponents. It's my expectation that with the upcoming bowl and another off-season of development, that Tim's continued leadership will keep Fighting Illini Football moving forward and even more competitive in the conference and nationally."