Not according to Tim Beckman, who says recruits and parents know the truth when they step on campus. Part 1 of a 2-part exclusive one-on-one interview with the Illinois head coach deals with the staff's handling of the allegations as it relates to recruiting perception.
When former Illinois
OT Simon Cvijanovic dropped his Twitter bomb a few months back, I got texts from several concerned recruits asking about the allegations.
Now a few months departed from the initial shock of the situation, Tim Beckman and his staff seem to have eased the concerns of those recruits and continued to have a strong summer on the recruiting trail.
I spoke with Coach Beckman at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday about how they have handled the rumors and managed perception of both recruits and their parents throughout.