Tim Beckman is taking his goal of making a big splash this season a little too literally.
There's one constant among the Illini wide receivers this season: Not many of them played for the orange and blue last year.
Illini linebacker Mason Monheim will be relied upon an awful lot this season to help lead a bounce-back season for the Illinois defense.
He'll also be relied upon for bicycle repair.
Two wins. Four wins. Then what?
That's the biggest question heading into the third year of the Tim Beckman Era in Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — You might have heard there’s a quarterback competition going on at Illinois.