Think you have a busy day? Try making 15,000 to 20,000 cookies. That’s the task ahead for ex-University of Illinois football player Jeff Allen and his wife, Marissa, a former UI soccer player.

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It has been a busy week for the Illinois football team, which has a new offensive coordinator (Barry Lunney Jr.) and a revised 2022 Big Ten schedule. We got to thinking: What else does Bret Bielema need to accomplish before his second

Barry Lunney Jr., who was tight ends coach for Bret Bielema at Arkansas from 2013-17, joins him again with the Illini after spending the past two seasons at Texas San Antonio.

Before Friday night rolled around, the current state of the Illinois football coaching staff would have allowed me to quote one of my favorite movie lines from “Caddyshack,” courtesy of Judge Smails (the late great Ted Knight):