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Illinois fires AD Thomas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YorksArcades, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. YorksArcades

    YorksArcades Active Member

    News conference later this morning.
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    So Tim Beckman's hunger strike worked?
  3. YorksArcades

    YorksArcades Active Member

  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Probably could have gone on the coaching carousel thread, but Illinois almost had to do this before hiring their next football coach. Thomas was pretty much a dead man walking, and would have made hiring any coach beyond the Illinois high school level difficult to impossible, knowing you'd likely have a different boss at any moment in the future.
  5. YorksArcades

    YorksArcades Active Member

    The State Farm Center renovation is also allegedly near completion, and a faction of bitters wanted Thomas barred from the stadium, the state, and possibly the nation when the unveiling takes place.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    When was the last time Illinois was good at anything?
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Interim chancellor, Interim AD, Interim head football coach.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They were pretty good at cheating their asses off when Mike White was there.
  9. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    They made the Final Four when Kendall Gill was there!

    Umm, in basketball it seems like they have a spectacular regular season about once every five years.
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    They were Final Four in 2005, thanks to one of Lute's epic gag jobs in the Elite Eight.

    Zook took 'em to the Rose Bowl in 2007, where they were promptly moose dicked by USC.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2015
  11. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Good to see Illinois and Missouri athletics getting some headlines for a change.
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