Not a lot of time for an in depth post on the subject, but ever since Illinois finished the season with another loss against Northwestern the Fire Tim Beckman Train has been picking up some steam.
Chatter increasing that Tim Beckman is done at #Illinois.Give Bobby Petrino whatever he wants, including the blonde on the motorcycle.— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) November 24, 2012
My #Illinois source can't yet confirm Beckman firing rumors, but does say there's a "good chance" it happens.— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) November 24, 2012
Have now heard from more than one connected person that there are indications Tim Beckman won't return to #Illini in 2013. We shall see.— Dave Wischnowsky (@wischlist) November 24, 2012
I'd still be very surprised if Beckman was fired, but Maryland and Rutgers just joined the Big Ten, so nothing makes sense anymore anyway.