Tim Beckman is taking his goal of making a big splash this season a little too literally.
While attempting to making the first bowl game during his tenure at Illinois, Beckman is trying to lighten things up for his players. So he sent his coaches into a dunk tank Tuesday at the team's camp in Rantoul. And then he got in and was promptly dunked. Lightening up accomplished.
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Beckman takes a lot of heat from fans for the less-than-rapid pace of his team's improvement. But it's hard not to root for the guy when he submits himself to a dunk tank.
I mean, who doesn't love a dunk tank?