"Before I get started talking about football or Illini football, I'd like to do one thing. And that is today is my mother's birthday," Beckman said [on July 26, 2012]. "So I want to wish Pat Beckman a happy birthday."
This [July 24]: "I wanted to make sure that everybody understands that my mother, my rock, it's her birthday, and I wanted to wish her a happy birthday."
I bet Tim Beckman knows when his mother was born. The thing is: he does not need you to know. He only needs you to celebrate.
I'm not entirely sure about Tim Beckman's grasp of social media. He began a sentence today, "If you heard my Twitter this morning …"— Steve Greenberg (@SLGreenberg) August 22, 2013
CAN TIM BECKMAN BE EXPECTED TO SUCCEED AS A COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACH IF HE DOESN'T KNOW WHEN HIS MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY IS?
I don't know, kids. I. Just. Don't. Know.
This is also the coach who briefly trended on Twitter during Big Ten Media Days just for speaking into a microphone with his outside voice. It's a wonder Tim Beckman can hear anything, let alone hear Twitter.
His football team is not great, but he is very nimble.
There's another thing you should know.
Beckman, DC Banks continue to call DT Austin Teitsma TEETS-ma. Correct pronunciation continues to be TIGHTS-ma. #Illini— Steve Greenberg (@SLGreenberg) August 22, 2013