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  1. University of Illinois interim head football coach Bill Cubit talks with players, including quarterback Wes Lunt, right, prior to a press conference at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., Monday Aug. 31, 2015 (Rick Danzl/The News-Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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    Bill Cubit speaks after being named the interim coach of the Illinois football team, at a news conference Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Champaign, Ill. Cubit was named interim coach as Illinois abruptly fired coach Tim Beckman on Friday, one week before the start of the season, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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  2. University of Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas announces offensive coordinator Bill Cubit as the interim coach of the Illinois football team, during a news conference Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Champaign, Ill. Cubit was named interim coach as Illinois abruptly fired coach Tim Beckman on Friday, one week before the start of the season, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette via AP ) MANDATORY CREDIT

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    Bill Cubit speaks after being named the interim coach of the Illinois football team, at a news conference Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Champaign, Ill. Cubit was named interim coach as Illinois abruptly fired coach Tim Beckman on Friday, one week before the start of the season, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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  3. FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit watches from the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Youngstown State in Champaign, Ill. Cubit has been named interim coach as Illinois abruptly fired head coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, after an investigation of player mistreatment allegations revealed he had meddled in medical issues and inappropriately treated athletes who remained on scholarship after leaving the team. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

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    FILE - In this July 30, 2015, file photo Illinois head coach Tim Beckman speaks to the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago. Illinois fired football coach Tim Beckman Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, one week before the start of the season, citing preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

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  4. DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 26: Kenneth Dixon #28 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs runs the ball past Alex Hill #52 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on December 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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    DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 26: Kenneth Dixon #28 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs runs the ball past Alex Hill #52 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on December 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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  5. DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 26: Jarred Craft #22 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs runs for a touchdown against Earnest Thomas III #9 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on December 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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    DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 26: Jarred Craft #22 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs runs for a touchdown against Earnest Thomas III #9 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on December 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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