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  • Illinois’ head coach Bill Cubit on the sidelines during the Illini’s 27-25 win over Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 26.

    Tyler Courtney | The Daily Illini

  • Head coach Bill Cubit and the Illinois sideline celebrate after Taylor Zalewski makes the PAT that put Illinois up 14-13 over Nebraska to win the game.

  • Head coach Bill Cubit disagrees with a call and screams at a referee.

  • Illinois coaches Mike Ward (left), Tim Banks (center) and Bill Cubit converse on the field during Saturday’s game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. Illinois won 14-13.

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By Charlotte Carroll

Tim Beckman wasn’t the only coach involved in player mistreatment and injury abuse with the Illinois football team

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR MIKE THOMAS/ INTERIM CHANCELLOR BARBARA WILSON announced (day) that ASSISTANT COACHES NAMES HERE (HAVE) been fired.

NAME was fired after the complete report from the Franczek Radelet independent investigation of player mistreatment and injury abuse was released to the University. The report stated that NAME knew of the abuse and WHATEVER ELSE A PRESS RELEASE TELLS US.

MAYBE A QUOTE FROM THE PRESS RELEASE IF WE WANT IT IN

NAME has been with the Illinois football program since DATE.

On August 28, about a week after receiving the initial findings of the report, Thomas fired Beckman, after the initial findings from the report indicated Beckman mistreated players — including threatening to take away scholarships.

Bill Cubit was promoted to interim head coach upon Beckman’s dismissal.

The investigation was prompted in part by Twitter allegations made by former Illini Simon Cvijanovic in May. In the following days, former Beckman players from Illinois and Toledo also spoke out about their treatment at the hands of the former head coach.

THOMAS/WILSON/CUBIT did/did not make it clear who will be the new POSITION COACH. This adjustment comes during Illinois’ bye week — the team is 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten under

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