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And the new head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini football team is….

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 | 0 comments

Tim Beckman, that’s right Tim Beckman. For those of you who don’t know who he is, I will give you some background. For the last three seasons (2009-2011), Beckman was the head coach for the University Of Toledo. There he lead the Rockets to back to back 8 win seasons in 2010 and 2011. They also made back to back bowl game appearances during that span. They lost the 2010 Little...

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They Gone: Bears Punt GM Angelo; Martz Darts

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 | 0 comments

They Gone:  Bears Punt GM Angelo; Martz Darts

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that a league source says the Bears have fired General Manager Jerry Angelo.  More to come…including the next shoe to drop.  Will it include Jerry’s right hand man Tim Ruskell being promoted?  Lovie and the crew following Jer out the Halas Hall door ala Mike Quade? Meanwhile, as expected (as opposed to the totally unexpected firing of...

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Bears Head Into Hibernation

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 | 0 comments

The offseason begins now for the Bears. They will have a meeting Monday at Halas Hall and players will be given end-of-season physical exams, then released until the start of the offseason program, probably in late April. The first day teams with returning head coaches are allowed to start offseason programs is April 16. The first order of business for coach Lovie Smith and the front office will...

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