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Was recruiting coordinator at Vandy under Franklin and WR coach at WVU. Would be a very good pickup by Stoops.
This post was edited by lleycat7304 15 months ago
But he was fired by Illinois?
Been a Cat fan since August of '92
what happened to him at ILL?
Illinois is a mess right now. They hired that former UK player Tim Beckman last season and the program just totally collapsed, so much so that they almost fired him after just 1 season. Beatty would be a fantastic hire, he's got lots of connections in the DC area and throughout the state of VA; something none of our current assistants have. I feel like we need to have as wide of a recruiting footprint as possible since the state of KY is not good to us.
He was the Co-OC for an offense that was worse that UK. The other Co-OC, Billy Gonzalez, has apparently been demoted to WR coach.
If he coordinated an offense that was worse than ours the past couple of years that is a rare accomplishment. Only about 5 guys in the country can make that claim.
You guys are amazing.....he wouldn't be a OC / playcaller. He would be a great RB or WR coach and a great recruiter. Hell, he coached Percy Harvin in HS.
Would love to have "Billy G" at UK, Billy Gonzalez that is. Total stud recruiter who cut his teeth under the "Urb" at Florida.
I wouldn't have a problem with hiring Beatty as a WR coach, especially with his VA connections. I was just answering the question about why he got fired.
100% agree...I'm sure Billy could get a raise here.
Looking back, that is one of the most impressive staffs I've ever seen. Urb, 4 Star Charlie, Dan Mullen, the head coach at Temple, Vance Bedford, Billy Gonzalez, etc.....
Tim Beckman is a former UK player? When? Pretty sure that is incorrect.
Beckman is a friend of my family and played college ball at the University of Findlay for 2 yrs. Both yrs they played for the NAIA NC. He has coached under several great coaches and is responsible for what Toledo has become recently. He told me that their team would be bad this yr as they needed players. If you look who he has recruited this year, you will find he is doing quite well.
Yep, he played one year (1983) here (I guess that would've been under Claiborne).
From his Toledo bio:
College Football Playing Career
University of Kentucky, 1983University of Findlay, 1984-87
Football is not a way of life for Tim Beckman. It is his life. Practically since the day he was born, Beckman has either been playing or coaching football. As the son of a football coach, Beckman received an early education in all aspects of the sport. He never seriously considered anything other than coaching as his chosen profession.
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