We'll have approx. 16 breakout players on defence imho. I love how the coaches keep rewarding great weeks of practice with starts. One player has a hot week, the coaches give him a chance to go off on Saturday. I'm betting on several of our upperclassmen "getting it" and putting everything together consistently next year.My guess for every week standouts would be Clark, Washington, Black, Ross, Thomas at Nickel, Gordon at SS, and Countess.
"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."