The former Toledo coach is 0-2 against his former team. The odds are also stacked against the Illini. Illinois (2-6) is a 27.5 point underdog to undefeated Oho State.
Beckman said his team has no trouble getting pumped for this game because the odds are so stacked against them. Former Illini and current New England Patriot Tavon Wilson also spoke to the team on Friday.