Beckman contract going to Board
The Illinois Board of Trustees will be asked to approve new football coach Tim Beckman's contract at its Jan. 19 meeting. Beckman will receive $1.6 million for the 2012 season, with a $100,000 increase scheduled each season of the five-year deal.
Illinois is also providing a $130,000 payment to buy out Beckman's contract at Toledo.
Beckman has a pool of $2.8 million for his nine assistant coaches and three other staff positions (director of football operations, associate head strength coach and director of high school operations).