Defensive line coach Gilmore leaves post

Defensive line coach Gilmore leaves post

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Illinois assistant Keith Gilmore will be North Carolina’s new defensive line coach, sources close to the UI program confirmed Saturday.

Gilmore will replace Deke Adams and reunite with former UI defensive coordinator Vic Koenning, the Tar Heels’ associate head coach for defense.

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Green Shirt wrote on January 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

You mean that Keith Gilmore would rather work for Vic Koenning than Tim Banks?  What a surprise.  Good luck Keith,  I don't blame you in the least for taking the opportunity to get out while you can.

tonyjb37 wrote on January 27, 2013 at 8:01 am
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Fire Timmy Banks the worst defensive coordinator that I have ever seen! Kieth is leaving for obvious reasons. Tim looks and coaches like he is the hired help from the homeless shelter. He probably is! Where else did a coach this bad come from? Because Tim Beckman is allowing this guy to stay around tells me much more about Tim Beckman that is he is not interested in winning at all so ok Timmy go ahead and lose another 10 games in a row, you will not be here next year!  

butkus50 wrote on January 27, 2013 at 9:01 am

The last person that is left from Illini's good defense the last several years, minus 2012, made the correct call in leaving Illinois. He gave Beckman a chance by staying, and Beckman failed. Thanks to Gilmore for developing a great defensive line and linemen over the years; sad to see him go but do not blame him. Why go down with a sinking ship!