Next: Bill Cubit

Next: Bill Cubit

 

When Bill Cubit — who we will feature in Sunday's N-G — either roams the sidelines or calls in plays from the press box — Illinois coach Tim Beckman hasn’t decided how he’d like to utilize the coaching veteran on game days yet for the 2013 season — he’ll add his name to a lengthy list of previous Illinois offensive coordinators. Here’s a look at the past 10 who have filled that role, courtesy beat writer MATT DANIELS. 

 

2012

Chris Beatty, Billy Gonzales

The co-coordinator setup never caught on. Beatty is now a wide receivers coach at Wisconsin, with Gonzales holding down the same position at Mississippi State.  

 

2010-11

Paul Petrino

Bobby’s younger brother is now the head coach at Idaho after helping Nathan Scheelhaase to two productive seasons after spending last season as the offensive coordinator at Arkansas.  

 

2009

Mike Schultz

The longtime TCU assistant never fit in during his lone season in Champaign-Urbana as the Illini finished 3-9 and missed a bowl appearance for the second straight year. Schultz could make a return trip to Memorial Stadium. He’s in his third year as an assistant at Texas State, which plays at Illinois in 2014.

 

2005-08

Mike Locksley

He opened up the Washington, D.C., schools to Ron Zook, but did not fare well in his two-plus seasons coaching New Mexico (2-26 record) before getting fired midway through the 2011 season. He’s now in his second stint as an assistant coach at Maryland, where he will begin 2013 as the Terrapins’ offensive coordinator.

 

2005

Larry Fedora

The second-year North Carolina coach actually never coached a game with Illinois. Shortly after Zook hired him to run his offense, Fedora left to take the same position at Oklahoma State. 

 

2004

Dan Roushar

Coached at Illinois under two different coaches (Lou Tepper and Ron Turner), but was Turner’s offensive coordinator his final season. Mainly in name only as Turner still helped call the offense. Roushar made stops at Cincinnati (2005-06) and Michigan State (2007-12) after getting let go at Illinois and is now the running backs coach with the New Orleans Saints.

 

1997-98

Buddy Teevens

The first man in charge of offense under Turner, Teevens oversaw an offense that scored more than 30 points twice in 22 games. The former Tulane coach before he arrived at Illinois, Teevens went on to coach Stanford for three seasons (2002-04) and will enter his ninth year as Dartmouth’s head coach this fall.

 

1995-96

Paul Schudel

The former head coach at Ball State ended his first season at Illinois responsible for the last tie in program history (a 3-3 deadlock at Wisconsin to end the 1995 season). He went on to coach at Virginia after his sputtering offense in 1996 helped lead to Tepper’s outster and then spent three seasons (2001-03) as head coach at Central Connecticut State. 

 

1993-94

Greg Landry

The former Detroit Lions quarterback and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator who helped entice Chris Redman to Illinois before Redman bolted for Louisville never meshed well during his two seasons with Tepper. He spent the 1995 season as the Lions’ quarterbacks coach before he retired from coaching. 

 

 

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