Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas put to rest rumors about Tim Beckman's job status during an interview with Steve Kelly and Loren Tate on WDWS 1400-AM.
Speaking on Tuesday's radio show, Thomas said Beckman will return to coach the Illini in 2013. Beckman's first season at Illinois did not go well, the Illini failing to win a Big Ten game in a 2-10 campaign.
In response to Chicago-based rumors, Thomas said, "Tim Beckman will be our football coach next year. And we need to make sure as a staff and program that we move the needle with the kind of things we need as an administration to help support and build the infrastructure to reach our goals on the field and off the field."
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