Illinois has hired Stephen Buckner and promoted Kaitlyn Betts as assistants. Buckner has been serving as an assistant the last three seasons at ASU. Piror to that he was an assistant at Washington and a graduate assistant and strength and conditioning coach at Bama. Betts was a volunteer assistant at Illinois last season, and had a similar role at Michigan the year prior. They replace Chris Bogantes and Jessie DeZiel, who left to pursue other opportunities.