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Illinois Players And Signees Learned Bill Cubit Was Fired Via Twitter

Mikey Dudek tweets about finding out about Bill Cubit firing.

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New Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman wasted no time in making a huge splash. One of his first moves on the job was to fire head football coach Bill Cubit, who took over for Tim Beckman last August. While the sense of urgency is somewhat understandable, given Illinois' recent troubles, multiple Illini players and signees took to Twitter shortly after the news came out. Apparently that is where many of them learned about the coaching change.

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">@CoachCubit A Great Man and Coach. Forever Thankful for the Opportunities He Gave to Me #Illini

— Joseph Spencer (@IlliniJoe71)

Thank You to @CoachCubit A Great Man and Coach. Forever Thankful for the Opportunities He Gave to Me #Illini

— Joe Spencer (@IlliniJoe71) March 5, 2016

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It seems that Illinois could have handled this decision better. Hopefully the school does the right thing, and doesn't stop players and signees from leaving the program now that the program's second head coach in seven months is gone.