With Wes Lunt out, it’s either Bailey or Reilly O’Toole’s job to win.
Purdue gashed Illinois for 349 yards rushing and first-time starting quarterback Austin Appleby threw for a touchdown and ran for two more to lead Purdue to a 38-27 upset Saturday at Illinois.
Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.
No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.
Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.
Lunt impressed during a freshman season at Oklahoma State before he was injured.
Wes Lunt will emerge as Illinois’ starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.
How many wins could quarterback Wes Lunt be worth? History has a hint.
Illini coach Tim Beckman might not make a decision until summer.
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In all honesty, though, it’s just tough to get jazzed about Tim Beckman’s encore when his opening performance hit all the wrong notes during a 2-10 campaign that included nine straight losses to close out the season.
With Lunt now officially an Illini, however, Beckman has in his program a quarterback who’s probably Illinois’ best – on paper, at least – since former pro Kurt Kittner. But the looming question hanging above Lunt’s transfer is will Beckman ever get a chance to actually coach the QB in a real game?
It’s a bright day for the University of Illinois football program.