Not everyone agrees with me, though.
Illini won tournament in John Groce's first season
Jalen Coleman-Lands' status for Sunday's exhibition opener is still up in the air, but broken right hand progressing as Michael Finke is back on the court after suffering a concussion.
Lovie Smith is keeping quiet publicly on the position, which has seen Wes Lunt, Chayce Crouch and Jeff George Jr. all get a start in each of the last three Illinois games.
Maybe. See what Lovie Smith had to say Monday about the Illinois quarterback situation.
Four items beat writer Matt Daniels picked up when Lovie Smith and other Illini met with the media on Monday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
Stanley Green tackled everybody. Well, not everybody. It just seemed like it.
2016 Football Schedule
|Sept. 3, vs. Murray State, W 52-3 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Sept. 10, vs. North Carolina, L 23-48 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Sept. 17, vs. Western Michigan, L 10-34 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Oct. 1, at Nebraska, L 16-31 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Oct. 8, vs. Purdue, 2:30 p.m.|
Oct. 15, at Rutgers, 11 a.m.
Oct. 22, at Michigan, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 29, vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
Nov. 5, vs. Michigan State, TBD
Nov. 12, at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 19, vs. Iowa, TBD
|Nov. 26, at Northwestern, TBD|
|Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), TBD|
|Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), TBD|
|Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m.|
|Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, TBD|
|Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m.|
|Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, TBD|
|Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, TBD|
|Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.*|
|Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, TBD*|
|Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m.|
|Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, TBD+|
|Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, TBD|
|Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, TBD|
|Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^|
|Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, TBD#|
|Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, TBD|
|Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, TBD|
|Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, TBD|
|Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, TBD|
|Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, TBD|
|Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, TBD|
|Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, TBD|
|Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, TBD|
|Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, TBD|
|Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, TBD|
|Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, TBD|
|Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, TBD|
|Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, TBD|
|Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, TBD|
|Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, TBD|
|Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, TBD|
|March. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, TBD|
|March. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, TBD|
*at Brooklyn +at Miami ^at Chicago #at St. Louis