Bielema Attempting to Sell Close Losses as “actually a step in the right direction”

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For the first time in his 281st day as the head football coach at the University of Illinois, Bret Bielema began pivoting to sell moral victories. 

On Sept. 27, 2021, just two days removed from his team’s fourth straight loss and only the second time in his head-coaching career he’s lost that many in a row, Bielema began his attempt to inform an impatient fan base on the small progress he’s seeing on the field . . .

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