Illini football players learn of Cubit's firing via Twitter

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Illini football players learn of Cubit's firing via Twitter

Illinois' Mike Dudek reaches for the pylon during the Illini's 28-24 Homecoming win over Minnesota on Oct. 25, 2014.

Illinois' Mike Dudek reaches for the pylon during the Illini's 28-24 Homecoming win over Minnesota on Oct. 25, 2014.

Brenton Tse | Senior Photogrpaher

Illinois' Mike Dudek reaches for the pylon during the Illini's 28-24 Homecoming win over Minnesota on Oct. 25, 2014.

Brenton Tse | Senior Photogrpaher

Brenton Tse | Senior Photogrpaher

Illinois' Mike Dudek reaches for the pylon during the Illini's 28-24 Homecoming win over Minnesota on Oct. 25, 2014.

By Peter Bailey-Wells

Bill Cubit was fired as Illinois’ football coach and from their tweets, it appears Illini football players and recruits were not notified before their coach was dismissed.

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A Champaign radio station reported Whitman spoke to John Groce on Saturday morning and assured the Illinois basketball coach that his job was secure. Then he met with Cubit, and reportedly dismissed him.

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