Tenuta Changes Mind; Will Remain at N.C. State
Jan. 4, 2012
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After being named to the Illinois football staff Tuesday, Jon Tenuta had a change of heart and said Wednesday that he will now remain at North Carolina State for family reasons.
"From the top, I want to say that Illinois is a great program and I think the world of Tim Beckman," Tenuta said. "I've known Beck for 20 years and I have no doubt that with the staff he is putting together, he will have Illinois at the top of the Big Ten very soon. However, my family comes first and I may have made a decision without fully thinking through the situation with them. My son is a senior in high school and has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at N.C. State, and it is something I just don't want to miss. I was one of the first people to contact Beck and congratulate him on the opportunity at Illinois, and I wish him and the Illini nothing but the best."
Illinois Coach Tim Beckman on Tenuta's decision: