Report: Former Illini QB Scheelhaase expected to be promoted to RB's coach
In the the fallout of the bizarre Tim Beckman firing, Illinois is reportedly going young to fill the void.
Bill Cubit took on the interim tag, but to fill his spot, Sports Illustrated reported that Illini is expecting to promote former quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to running backs coach. A tweet from his personal account was filled with congratulatory responses.
— Nathan Scheelhaase (@NScheelhaase) August 29, 2015
Scheelhaase, 24, is less than two years removed from leading the Illini offense. He was hired in May as an assistant director of football operations. Scheelhaase will undoubtedly be among the youngest non-graduate assistant coaches in college football.
The former Illini signal-caller racked up the most total yards in school history during his four years in Champaign. He was also the only quarterback to ever led the program to consecutive bowl victories.
Illinois will kick off its 2015 slate with its new-look staff on Saturday against Kent State.