Illinois coach Tim Beckman was asked Thursday at Big Ten media days about the allegations of player abuse that have been levied against him this offseason.
Beckman did not want to answer them. When asked about the abusive treatment mentioned by former players he said he was focused about the 2015 season.
"I've been around some great, great individuals throughout my career, from high school coaches on up to the college coaches that I've been able to play for and work for," Beckman said.
"You know, we're focused right now on a 2015 football team. We took off from last year after a great end of the year. And we've been focused since January on becoming a better football program. The philosophy that we continue to use is what these football players believe in football."
Former offensive tackle Simon Cvijanovic alleged in May on Twitter that Beckman had forced him to rush back from an injury and that he quit playingRead More »from Tim Beckman didn't want to talk about abuse allegations