Guard from Indiana is third commitment for Illini in 2015 class
Bob Asmussen is in his 26th year covering college football for The News-Gazette. Here are his thoughts and observations after the fourth week of the college football season.
Coleman’s pledge adds a ball-handling guard to the 2015 class, something the Illini desperately sought. It still leaves room for another guard, in particular Jawun Evans, the point guard from Texas whom the Illini are still hard after. John Groce and Co. were in Dallas making a home-visit with the five-star guard.
Beat writer Marcus Jackson weighs in on Jalen Coleman's commitment to Illinois - and how much momentum it gives John Groce's program.
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Time for the battle of corn.
The shoes David Reisner wore on Saturday at Memorial Stadium elicited some conversation. Almost the same amount bestowed on the new Illini kicker for his performance on the field.
2014 Football Schedule
|Aug. 30 Illinois vs. Youngstown State W 28-17|
|Sept. 6 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky W 42-34|
|Sept. 13 Illinois at Washington L 19-44|
|Sept. 20 vs. Texas State W 42-35|
|Sept. 27 at Nebraska - 8pm, 8 p.m., BTN|
|Oct. 4 vs. Purdue - 11 a.m. ESPN2|
|Oct. 11 at Wisconsin - TBA|
|Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.|
|Nov 1 at Ohio State - 7p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2|
|Nov. 15 vs. Iowa - TBA|
|Nov. 22 vs. Penn State - TBA|
|Nov. 29 at Northwestern - TBA|
|Sept. 5 vs. Kent State|
|Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois|
|Sept. 19 at North Carolina|
|Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee State|
|Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska|
|Oct. 10 at Iowa|
|Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin|
|Oct. 31 at Penn State|
|Nov. 7 at Purdue|
|Nov. 14 vs. Ohio State|
|Nov. 21 at Minnesota|
|Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern|