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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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Illinois OC Chris Beatty has been dismissed. curious timing. #illini

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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Interesting, hopefully this has no effect on recruits
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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Well our question of who it would be Beatty or Gonzo is answered
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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Not shocking. And really not curious timing as Griffith tweeted.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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Well our question of who it would be Beatty or Gonzo is answered
May be both?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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May be both?
I doubt it. I've been saying all along that Gonzo and Beckman have a good relationship. I couldn't imagine him being gone over beatty. I remember when he got hired, he said" When Beckamn asked me to join, it was a no brainer."
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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RT @footballscoop Sources close to situation confirm> RT @IllinoisRivals: BTN's Howard Griffith reporting that #Illini OC Chris Beatty has been dismissed
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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New OC coming?
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We have confirmed a report from Howard Griffith that Illinois co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty has been released. We also hear that Billy Gonzalez who also serves as co-offensive coordinator will likely lose that title (but is being retained as receivers coach) as Tim Beckman brings in a new offensive coordinator.

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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New OC coming?
Probably for the best. Start all over at offense.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:00 PM   #10
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OC from a recent bowl team???
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:03 PM   #11
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Although the talent wasn't really there on offense someone needed to take the heat for how awful it was. Makes sense that it was Beatty because he called majority of the plays. Glad we'll be bringing in someone who will be the sole OC.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:04 PM   #12
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OC from a recent bowl team???
i would think so or we would have hired someone by now.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:10 PM   #13
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Although the talent wasn't really there on offense someone needed to take the heat for how awful it was. Makes sense that it was Beatty because he called majority of the plays. Glad we'll be bringing in someone who will be the sole OC.
Agree on having one OC. I understand the trend to the "co" coordinators, but I've never liked it. I don't know if this will fix anything, but worth a try.

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:10 PM   #14
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Here is the deal from people in the know:

Beatty is out. Billy Gonzales gets co-OC title removed and will stay on staff as WR coach. A new OC will be hired that name I do not know.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:11 PM   #15
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Well this is refreshing.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:12 PM   #16
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Here is the deal from people in the know:

Beatty is out. Billy Gonzales gets co-OC title removed and will stay on staff as WR coach. A new OC will be hired that name I do not know.
Any idea on the possibilities of who it could be qu? GHD?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:12 PM   #17
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how will this affect the recruits - just curious as to the ones Beatty was responsible for. Can't wait for the new thread on the new OC....
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:12 PM   #18
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Really need an accomplished QB guru

Hoping new OC has extensive experience developing QBs. Any fired head coaches out there that could make a good OC?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:13 PM   #19
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Here is the deal from people in the know:

Beatty is out. Billy Gonzales gets co-OC title removed and will stay on staff as WR coach. A new OC will be hired that name I do not know.
Who has been the WR coach?

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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:15 PM   #20
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Who has been the WR coach?
Gonzales. He's just having co-OC title removed.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:15 PM   #21
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Wasnt Beatty about the best recruiter we had?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:16 PM   #22
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Any idea on the possibilities of who it could be qu? GHD?
Just told it will be a guy with EXPERIENCE. I think they have the guy from the way it sounds? I just don't know who?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:16 PM   #23
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Wasnt Beatty about the best recruiter we had?

Golesh might be the best. The new OC could be a good recruiter also.
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Wasnt Beatty about the best recruiter we had?
There was a thought that he would really help open up some of the fertile VA. recruiting grounds but I don't really remember a whole lot of guys Beatty has landed.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 01:18 PM   #25
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Golesh might be the best. The new OC could be a good recruiter also.
At this point I don't care about his recruiting really but I want more creative and aggressive play calling and better teaching.
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