Shortly after Saturday's game ended, the Illinois banners were removed from Soldier Field's walls.
Some huge has been overshadowed in the quest to uncover the identity of the Bears’ starting middle linebacker vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bears may have made a change at head coach during the offseason, but where they stand among the best uniforms in sports remained status quo.
Call it a triumph for persistence, second effort or whatever.
By Mike Clark
CHAMPAIGN The question all week long was, would Don Butkus play quarterback for Mount Carmel in the Class 8A state championship game?