CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois has fired offensive coordinator Garrick McGee and defensive backs coach Paul Williams.
McGee was brought in shortly after Lovie Smith was hired as head coach. He spent two seasons with the program but was never able to establish a formidable offense. In the 2016 campaign, the team averaged just 19.7 points and 315.1 yards per game, finishing 2-10 and 0-9 in the Big Ten.
Illinois started three different quarterbacks who combined for only eight passing touchdowns and 19 interceptions. The team ended the season last in conference with just 21 total offensive touchdowns.