Illinois gives Cubit a raise, contract extension
Illinois has given offensive coordinator Bill Cubit a raise and
extended his contract by a year.
Coach Tim Beckman said Wednesday that Cubit’s salary will
increase from $400,000 a year to $500,000. Cubit’s contract will
now run through January 2015.
Cubit said he’s looking forward to bringing back a more
experienced group of offensive linemen as well as a group of
talented quarterbacks that include transfer Wes Lunt.
Illinois went 4-8 this season but the offense was improved under
the first-year coordinator. The Illini averaged 426.7 yards a game,
fifth best in the Big Ten. They averaged only 296.7 yards a game
Cubit came to Illinois after he lost his head-coaching job at