Illinois coach Tim Beckman can hear Twitter, is vague on when his mother's birthday is

Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

Five things you need to know about Tim Beckman right now.

1.

"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.

ht Chad

2.

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

His football team is not great, but he is very nimble.

Update:

There's another thing you should know.

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