College Football Reporter/Columnist
Bob Asmussen is a college football reporter and columnist for The News-Gazette. His email is email@example.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@BobAsmussen).
Brandon Peters wasn’t surprised by the news that he would become the next Illinois starting quarterback. Just maybe the way it was delivered.
Recent history shows us that the guy who starts at quarterback at the beginning of the season for Illinois doesn’t necessarily finish the season as the guy on top.
His absence means lesser players have to develop quickly,
It takes time to become a Big Ten quarterback. Isaiah Williams is finding that out. Fortunately, the freshman from St. Louis Trinity Catholic has all sorts of helping hands. They are offering support. And charting his progress.
During training camp practices, there isn’t a lot for us to do except watch. So, we talk. And talk some more.
In a 4-8 season, the line play was a bright spot for Illinois football. That should be the case again this season.