Fact: Borges showed up and watched him throw. Not a Known Fact but Highly Likely: Speight threw a 20 yard out for Coach Borges. Fact: Coach Borges offered. I am going to deduce his arm strength is not an issue. Throwing under pressure and mechanical issues with delivery can affect the velocity of throws, and coaching can fix those problems. I am going with the judgment of the coaches on this one.
"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."