Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/18/14
It’s no secret that Illinois Fighting Illini fans weren’t the happiest with the hire of Tim Beckman as college football coach. And Athletic Director Mike Thomas didn’t exactly “win the news conference” when Beckman was introduced either. Beckman didn’t come off as extremely polished and ready for prime time in that presser, so Illini Nation remains restless. The 2-7 start, with most of those 7 being blowouts, has fueled rumors that Beckman should/could be fired. Yes, after just one season. An abysmal season indeed. That, coupled with the Arkansas Razorbacks firing of Bobby Petrino in the wake of his scandalous affair with fellow employee Jessica Dorrell, led a lot of Illini fans to tweet about the idea of replacing Beckman with Petrino. They were half-kidding, right? Maybe not. Seriously, swapping Petrino for Beckman is crazy, right? (For more pics of Jessica Dorrell go here) Now this move would be extremely controversial to say the least, and it wouldn’t be the fair, right or jus...
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