Illini Anxious Heading into Fall PracticeCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - There is a lot of anxiety around the Illinois football program.
Players and coaches say they're all anxious to start playing and find out how much they've improved after a rough 2012.
Coach Tim Beckman's first season in Champaign ended with a 2-10 record and a lot of players battling injuries. But the changes in this season's team go beyond getting key players like quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (SHEEL'-hows) back.
Bill Cubit was hired as offensive coordinator to improve on a Big Ten-worst attack.
Illinois opens Aug. 31 against Southern Illinois.
See other LocalSports news:Salem 11U Travel Team Puts Up Big Numbers in Last 6 Games on Road to State Finals
Recreation Complex Wins Centralia Mustang League Title....
Clinton County League Results...Bartelso Suffers First Loss...Centralia Remains 3rd...
Wong's Slam Paces Cardinals' 4-1 Win Over Reds
Salem Jr Legion Bows Out Of Division Tournament....