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Are The Illini Hunting For A New Defensive Coordinator?

A quick search for "football coaching" jobs at seems to think so.

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So remember how we all seemed kind of resigned to the idea that Tim Banks was going to be the defensive coordinator for the 2015 Illinois Fighting Illini football season? That might not be happening.

As our eagle-eyed read @g_mo68 brought to our attention via Twitter, there are five football coaching staff listings currently posted on one assistant coach for the offense, two assistant strength and conditioning coach positions, and two listings for assistant varsity coach on defense/co-defensive coordinator.

I'm not entirely sure if this is the normal way schools go about looking for new members of their coaching staffs, but seeing as how those listings link to the University of Illinois' actual hiring page this looks pretty damn legitimate.

So yeah, it looks like we're going to see some sort of shakeups amongst the coaching staff with at least a few new hires being announced over the next week or so. We'll keep you updated.

UPDATE: The full job posting can be found at this link: University of Illinois Human Resources