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Illinois hires Bill Cubit as OC

Updated: January 14, 2013, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois coach Tim Beckman returned to his Mid-American Conference past on Monday and hired Bill Cubit as the new offensive coordinator for the Illini.

Cubit was fired last year as coach at Western Michigan after a 4-8 season. He replaces Chris Beatty and Bill Gonzales, who were co-coordinators last season and whose offense was last in the Big Ten in both points per game (16.7) and total offense (296.7 yards a game).

Beatty was fired earlier this month while ...

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