December 14, 2011 – Champaign, IL – It is official! Fighting Illini interim head coach and defensive coordinator Vic Koenning will be leaving the Illinois football program. Koenning, hired by the recently ousted head coach
“We wish Vic nothing but the best as he decides the next destination in his career,” said incoming head coach Tim Beckman, who offered the well-loved Koenning a position on his staff. “He was given the opportunity to remain at Illinois as defensive coordinator, where he has done a fabulous job over the last two seasons. Vic’s work as interim head coach in preparing the team for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl has been excellent and I know he will remain focused on helping the Fighting Illini prepare for the game.”
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