Beckman accepts Illinois jobWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
After holding a 7 a.m. players meeting this morning, Tim Beckman announced to his team he will be leaving Toledo to take the head coaching position at Illinois.
Toledo Athletic Director Mike O’Brien will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. to address the situation.
Beckman replaces Ron Zook, who was fired after losing the last six games of the season.
The Rockets are 8-4 this season and 21-16 overall in three years under Beckman.
Beckman will not coach Toledo in the Military Bowl on Dec. 28 against Air Force. Illinois plays UCLA on Dec. 31 in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.