Beckman introduced as Illinois coach
And at 46 years of coaching experience. Had been raised with the football in my hand have been able to see the Marty Schottenheimer isn't -- to -- -- as a little boy. And been able to coach considered staff tables which Jim Tressel and Urban -- Mike Gundy to name a few. And it to my. To my day I would say that this is as good today as it is when I had my children born. This is a dream come true. For the Beckman family we talk about building a family and that's what exactly were gonna do here at University of Illinois. We're gonna have it close -- Very probable group of young men that are willing. To set aside their own personal goals to achieve team goals. It's very important that each one of these players understand that. Because throughout my career throughout my time as a coach's son. I've seen some great great football teams that have excelled on the football field excelled in the classroom. And excelled in the community. Because. They were successful. As being men and successful as being a family. -- one another they trusted one another. And they got to experience one another as being successful football players and to this day this is exactly the way this program's going to be run. We talk about competing. And just got done talking to that to the players that are gonna go out and compete. On the 31. Mountain. San Francisco at the Kraft hunger bowl. Which ended up being one of those at the Toledo almost had a chance to go to also so we know a little bit about that bowl they're gonna compete against a fine football team. In UCLA. But they're gonna compete with one another American gonna compete to be the best they possibly can be to show the Illini nation Illini alumni. In the Atlantic student it students here what to Illinois football sold out.
New Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman can't hide his enthusiasm over the new job - 12/9