October 8th, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Illinois Head Coach Beckman Trying to "Plug" His Troubles; NCAA Violation to Be Reported
It's a shame when the pressures of B1G Ten football induce a head coach to commit an NCAA violation. It's a double shame when the violation involves a serious health hazard to that same coach.
Tim Beckman, head coach of Michigan's next opponent, Illinois, succumbed to his nicotine craving during Saturday's loss to Wisconsin. He was caught on camera using chewing tobacco and the school wiii be reporting the violation to the NCAA, per US Today. Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/10/06/football-coach-smokeless...
Let's hope the media do not focus in on this sad circumstance as a distraction from the upcoming Michigan-Illinois game.