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BREAKING: Brad Underwood Hired at Illinois

Underwood is a one-and-done

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Indianapolis Practice Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

So much for a quiet off-season

After just one season with Oklahoma State, Brad Underwood is leaving Stillwater to become the head coach at Illinois.

In fact, he’s already there.

In his one, and now only year, at Oklahoma State, Underwood led the Cowboys to a 20-13 record and first round exit in the NCAA Tournament.

Underwood made a little more than $1 million this season and is expected to more than double his salary with the Illini.

This is a huge blow for Cowboy fans, who were just starting to get invested in the program again. There will be a lot of speculation over the next few days over what led to this decision. Fingers are going to be pointed, especially at Holder.

Whoever is to blame, the clock is now ticking for Holder to find a replacement.

It’s going to take a while to get over this one.