Jihad Ward was listed as probable when the Illini released their injury report for Friday night's season-opening game against Kent State.
When Bill Cubit was named the Illini's interim head coach in the wake of the firing of Tim Beckman, an assistant coaching position opened up.
After the Tim Beckman Era crashed and burned in spectacular fashion, would Illinois really go back to the MAC?
The Illini still have a season of football to play, one that starts in five days.
Tim Beckman, who was fired Friday as the head football coach at Illinois, is not going away quietly.