What, did you actually think Tim Beckman was going to say what was on his mind?
"I hope to keep bringing more of my teammates out with me."
Nothing can help a much-maligned defense like an experienced middle linebacker. Neal fits that slot. To a T.
Sixteen starters return from a nine-win team. Throw in Freeze’s ability to get more out of his players than most coaches and it looks like happy times are due in Oxford.
The Illinois football players at Big Ten Media Days did get some football-related questions. But the Illini trio faced just as many — if not more — questions about the allegations of player mistreatment.
Illinois receiver Justin Hardee won’t be on the field with the team at Camp Rantoul because of an injured foot.
The conference's football media days get underway today in Chicago. Check in for live reports from Bob Asmussen, Loren Tate and Scott Richey throughout the day.
2015 Football Schedule
|Sept. 4 vs. Kent State, 8 p.m.|
|Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois, 11 a.m.|
|Sept. 19 at North Carolina, 11 a.m.|
|Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee State, TBA|
|Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska, TBA|
|Oct. 10 at Iowa 11 a.m.|
|Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 31 at Penn State, TBA|
|Nov. 7 at Purdue, 11 a.m.|
|Nov. 14 vs. Ohio State, TBA|
|Nov. 21 at Minnesota, TBA|
|Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern, TBA|