I really just think they had more talent. Urban inherited a full stable of talent. The D line was stacked, the lbs young, but talented. Not to make excuses, but Hoke never had that luxury. We do not have a true FB dressed. Our line may have bulked up but is still a spread line. We will be fine. It just goes to show everything we lost when we went to the spread. Other than are true freshman and a walk-on we hardly had a tight end. I think for the most part we have over achieved for what we have done in this two year span.
"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."