Illini Drive Nov. 9: Mike Thomas, Ralph Cooper and the state of Illini Athletics

Illinois’ Athletic Director, Mike Thomas, looks up at the scoreboard during the game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2014. The Illini lost 45-14. Thomas’ response to Simon Cvijanovic’s Twitter accusations about Illinois head coach Tim Beckman can be found here.

By Kevin McCarthy

On today’s Illini Drive, the guys discuss the breaking news of the day which was the firing of Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas. They give their opinions on the firing and what it means for Illini athletics moving forward. They then check in with former Illini Football player and Illini Media member Ralph Cooper to give his thoughts and reaction after playing under Tim Beckman and Mike Thomas.