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Friday, December 9, 2011
Notes from Tim Beckman's introduction

By Brian Bennett


Illinois officially introduced former Toledo coach Tim Beckman as its new football head coach this afternoon. Athletic director Mike Thomas described Beckman as a "guy that makes caffeine nervous" because of his energy and motor, and Beckman did not disappoint. He spoke in a near-shout and was very enthusiastic about becoming the new Illini coach. Of course, energy wasn't really the problem with the last guy.

Some other notes and quotes from the news conference: