Steve Clinkscale, Billy Gonzalez And Tim Salem Join Illinois Football Staff

After a false start in announcing that Jon Tenuta had been hired at Illinois, the Illini are still in search of a defensive coordinator, but on Friday they announced three other additions to Tim Beckman's staff: Steve Clinkscale, Billy Gonzalez and Tim Salem.

Clinkscale worked with Beckman at Toledo.


Related: Illinois Coaching Staff: Jon Tenuta Changes Mind, Will Stay At N.C. State

Gonzalez comes to Illinois from LSU, where he had been the passing-game coordinator and receivers coach. He is a long-time associate of Urban Meyer's, having worked with Meyer at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. Salem spent the last eight years at Central Florida, most recently as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach.

For more, keep tabs on SB Nation Chicago and SB Nation's NCAA football page. For more on the Fighting Illini, check out Hail to the Orange, SB Nation's Illinois Fighting Illini blog.

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