Second Chance For Bobby Petrino May Be Illinois

By Will Wilson

Tim Beckman’s first season at Illinois reminds me of a Seinfeld scene where George storms in his boss’s office and quits while insulting him.

Couldn’t you see the Illini players (if they had the guts) marching in to Beckman’s office and going Costanza on him?

That’s it! We’ve had it! We’re done! We’re through. It’s over, we’re gone! FINISH. OVER. We will never work for you ever again. Look at you, you think you’re an important man? Is that what you think? You are a laughing stock, you are a joke. These people are laughing at you. Your nothing! You have no brains, no ability, NOTHING. We quit!

That would be the ultimate revenge for what Beckman has put his team through this season. He came in after two mediocre seasons at Toldedo and tried to make everyone believe his system had what it took to thrive in the Big Ten.

Well guess what, it didn’t. And a man who is waiting for a second chance, Bob Petrino, is an elite coach that knows how to win in the SEC.

Illinois would be a perfect situation for him. It’s not a program that sits in the limelight where school officials would question bringing in Petrino’s past and it’s a school that needs a coach like the him to become relevant in the Big Ten.

Coaching in college football is just as important as the players you bring in. Petrino is someone who can bring in high quality talent and make them produce on the field.

Every man deserves a second chance, Illinois should give Petrino his.

Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.

Follow Will on Twitter: @GoPackGo1

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