The Illini's defense has not performed well in each of the past two seasons, with the front seven particular torn up by opposing running backs.
While many speculated there could be sweeping changes on the Illini coaching staff this offseason, Tim Beckman will be back for 2015.
Two of his assistants will not be.
Big plays and big problems buried the Illini in their first bowl game under Tim Beckman.
There was a bit of nervousness over whether the bowl-eligible Illini would actually get to play in the postseason, but with a little bit of help from the College Football Playoff select
Illinois athletics director Mike Thomas announced Sunday afternoon that Tim Beckman will return to coach the Illini for the 2015 season.