The next task for new Illinois football head coach in Tim Beckman is to begin assembling his coaching staff, and he's starting with a familiar face: Toledo offensive coordinator and interim head coach Matt Campbell has been offered the Illinois offensive coordinator position:
"Matt’s a great football mind," Beckman said at halftime of Sunday night’s Illinois basketball game.
Beckman has made offeres to other coaches outside of Toledo but declined to name those candidates. He will meet with Illinois coaches on Monday.
Campbell was named Toledo's interim head coach on Dec. 9 and will coach the Rockets in their bowl game. According to that Chicago Tribune report, Campbell is a leading candidate to replace Beckman at Toledo, so the Illini may end up having to go in a different direction.
Campbell has been a coach at Toledo since 2009.