Illinois fires co-offensive coordinator - New York News

Illinois fires co-offensive coordinator

Posted: Updated:

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says he has fired co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty.

Beatty spent one season at Illinois with first-year head coach Tim Beckman.

The team struggled to a 2-10 finish and offensively was among the worst in the Big Ten. The Illini were last in points per game at 16.7 and last in total offense at 296.7 yards a game.

Beatty came to Illinois from Vanderbilt and split the coordinator duties with Billy Gonzales. Beatty was also quarterbacks coach.

Beckman talked after the season ended about potential changes but Beatty is so far the only assistant coach to lose his job.

Beckman said Saturday the team will start a national search for a new offensive coordinator.

Share Your Sports Photos & Video

Submit Your Sports Photos
  • SportsMore>>

  • Bears face Josh Gordon-less Browns

    Bears face Josh Gordon-less Browns

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:50:38 GMT
    The Chicago Bears are hoping for a better performance from their defense Thursday after being routed 34-6 by the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks last week.
    The Chicago Bears are hoping for a better performance from their defense Thursday after being routed 34-6 by the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks last week.
  • Hamilton, Reds swipe 6 bases, steal win from Cubs

    Hamilton, Reds swipe 6 bases, steal win from Cubs

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:18:46 GMT
    Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday.
    Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday.
  • Bears look to make jump with revamped defense

    Bears look to make jump with revamped defense

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:05:27 GMT
    Given their history, last season sure was an odd one for the Chicago Bears. Just as they finally managed to get things right on offense, their defense pulled off quite a disappearing act. Well, it's back. At least, the Bears think it's back.
    Given their history, last season sure was an odd one for the Chicago Bears. Just as they finally managed to get things right on offense, their defense pulled off quite a disappearing act. Well, it's back. At least, the Bears think it's back.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices