Each week, beat writer Bob Asmussen will project where Illinois will play its bowl game. This week:
Capital One Bowl: Illinois vs. Florida
Hopefully, ESPN bowl projectors Brad Edwards and Mark Schlabach have no control over the actual selections. They’ve got Ron Zook’s team in the TicketCity and Insight, respectively. That’s quite a drop after one week. But we’ve noticed the Capital One scouts are following the Illini around. They were at the Ohio State game and they will be in the press box for Illinois-Purdue. The Ron Zook vs. Gators game has to happen eventually. Now is as good a time as any.