The Illini are trying to inject some life into what's been a poorly performing defense over the past couple seasons, and they're going with a former Bears assistant to do it.
Illinois will have one fewer quarterback on its roster next season.
According to a Thursday report from Scout.com, Illinois quarterback Aaron Bailey has requested release from his scholarship and is seeking a transfer.
With National Signing Day in the books, the Illini have their 2015 recruiting class.
Head coach Tim Beckman announced 25 new additions to the Illinois program on Wednesday afternoon.