"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
"I'm a starter," he says bluntly. "I have to live up to my position to my teammates and I have to make plays. It's different from being second string. … It's a whole new world. When you're a starter, you've got to make plays.
"Second string, third string, you're not playing that much. A starter, you're out there and you're on national TV -- you've got to make plays."