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McGee: 'He can lead our program'

Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee talks about the strides true freshman quarterback Cam Thomas made Saturday at Purdue, what's holding the Illini offense back and how he's handling the offensive struggles.

Smith: 'Reality is, it's no fun losing'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down the Illini program after seven straight losses heading into Saturday's game against Indiana before discussing the play of quarterback Cam Thomas and running back Kendrick Foster.

Those Who Served: Bill Mitchell

Hear from Col. Bill Mitchell who flew Phantom jets in Vietnam.

Those Who Served: Earl McClintock

Hear from Korean War veteran Earl McClintock who fought in bitter cold conditions.

ILLINI HIGHLIGHTS: Illinois Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Illinois

Illinois and Eastern Illinois played an exhibition game to benefit disaster relief on Friday. Check out all of the highlights of Brad Underwood's open-door debut as Illinois head coach along with the debuts of Mark Smith and a highly-anticipated class of newcomers, a surprising upset loss.

Getting Personal: Mike Kobel

Hear from Mike Kobel, who is Crash-Rescue Coordinator at Willard in Savoy.

Foster: 'We're in a tough situation'

Illinois quarterback Cam Thomas discusses his first start and offensive lineman Christian DiLauro breaks down moving to guard for the first time in his career before running back Kendrick Foster and quarterback Jeff George Jr. talk about the state of the program after Saturday's loss at Purdue.

Smith: 'We've played good halves'

Putting two good halves together, though, has been an issue for Illinois according to coach Lovie Smith. He breaks down the Illini's 29-10 loss at Purdue before discussing the play of quarterback Cam Thomas, running back Kendrick Foster and defensive tackles Tymir Oliver and Jamal Milan.

Black: 'They played harder than us'

Illinois forwards Kipper Nichols and Leron Black discuss the Illini's 80-67 charity exhibition loss to Eastern Illinois on Friday night in Charleston.

Underwood: 'We got totally, totally outplayed'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood and Eastern Illinois coach Jay Spoonhour break down the Panthers' 80-67 charity exhibition victory against the Illini on Friday night at Lantz Arena.