Thowing my opinion in here. I've watched the kid a few times on tape and expected to be blown away. But I'm not. I'm not saying he's a bad quarterback by any means, but he looks like a 3-star kid on tape to me. I'm not a star hog either, but QB's and star evaluations tend to be fairly accurate. Especially ESPN's rankings. Luginbill does a good job of evaluating. Canteen impresses me more than Sills in his tapes. The WR should never outshine the QB that's supposed to be a high D-1 recruit. I just disagree with this offer at this time. I've watched most of who we thought were our top 6's tapes and Sills might be the least impressive to me of the those 6. I personally like Malzone, Kearns, and Johns, probably in that order.. Malzone just seems to have some sort of "it" factor to him and he looks like a 4 star quarterback to me on tape. Kearns has a lot of accuracy like Malzone, but I also think Kearns is helped by his receiver #2. I have no idea who he is but he looks like a high caliber D-! WR on Kearns' tape. Johns has potential, he has some athleticism to add to the position. Seems fairly raw though. So this is just my two cents. I'm not fond of the offer to Sills but I guess we'll see.
"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."