Before the start of Illinois football's training camp on Aug. 2 in Champaign, beat writer Scott Richey is counting down the Top 50 most important Illini heading into the 2019 season.
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The Illinois football team is building their program into a contender in the Big Ten whether critics like it or not. The team that Lovie Smith and the coaching staff are building will be good. They will make bowl games and it wouldnt shock me if they eventually crack the top 25 in the next  Illinois Football: An early look at the Illini offense in 2020 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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Before the start of the college football season, football beat writer Scott Richey is counting down the Top 50 most important Illini heading into the 2019 season.
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The Illinois football team has made another top list for a big-time recruit who could help the team in the future. Developing the quarterback position has been a bugaboo for the Lovie Smith era. Finding the right player to put behind center hasnt come easy. I believe the Illini have found a great one in  Illinois Football: Greg Spann is a perfect match for the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Lovie Smith and his Illinois football team are set to begin training camp on Aug. 2 in Champaign. Before they do that, college football writer SCOTT RICHEY will break down the 50 most important Illini for the 2019 season.