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Coach Alex Golesh talks HOD Bowl Thursday at 5:10 on WDWS.1. When it comes to Tim Beckman’s staff, he and his nine assistant coaches have either played or coached in 73 bowl games. Combined, they sport a 32 41 record in such games. Offensive line coach Tom Brattan, defensive line coach Greg Colby and outside linebackers coach Al Seamonson lead the way with 11 bowl appearances apiece. All of Brattan and Colby’s bowl appearances have come as coaches, with Seamonson coaching in 10 bowl games after he played in the 1981 Garden State Bowl while at Wisconsin. Wide receivers coach Mike Bellamy has never coached in a bowl game, but leads as far as playing appearances, playing in the 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl and 1990 Citrus Bowl at Illinois.
2. Seamonson holds the best record among the staff in bowl games, compiling a 7 4 record in bowl games with Maryland, Army and Wisconsin. If Illinois beats Louisiana Tech, it’ll mark the first bowl game triumph for offensive coordinator Bill Cubit. Cubit is 0 4 coaching in bowl games, losing all three as Western Michigan’s coach (2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl,
2008 Texas Bowl and 2007 International Bowl) and his only other one as an assistant (1989 Freedom Bowl when he was at Florida).
3. Illinois will still have a large number of signees on Feb. 4. That’s the first day of the regular signing period. But pieces of the 2015 recruiting class, up to 20 recruits now, started to become more official on Wednesday. Six recruits, all junior college players, signed so they could enroll early at Illinois, bumping the number of early enrollees to eight.
Two high school prospects, Centennial quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald and DeKalb running back Dre Brown, already signed financial tender offers with Illinois. Brown did so in August, and Fitzgerald did the same in November. The six junior college prospects who signed on Wednesday are Henry Enyenihi from Sacramento City College, tight ends Andrew Davis from Iowa Western Community College and Ainslie Johnson from Cerritos (Calif.) College, and offensive linemen Zach Heath from American River (Calif.) College,
Jordan Fagan from Grossmont (Calif.) College and Connor Brennan from City College of San Francisco. The six bump the total to 16 junior college players Beckman has signed in the last three recruiting classes.