Illinois players, recruits react to firing of Tim Beckman

Illinois fired football coach Tim Beckman on Friday afternoon -- just one week before the season opener -- in the wake of preliminary findings that showed he influenced medical decisions and pressured players to compete while hurt.

The news obviously took most of the Fighting Illini by surprise, as even Beckman was tweeting about the start of the season about an hour before the announcement. Here's a snapshot of the Illini's reaction to the news:

Current Players

Former Players 2016 Commits