Bielema’s Saturday Night Call to Luke Altmyer - “I didn’t want him to go to bed Saturday worried about being the starting QB” 

After having challenges with his head coach nearly every step of the way at Ole Miss, Luke Altmyer found his new head coach at Illinois to be a reason for his bounceback performance. 

By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst

September 25, 2023

(Cover photo courtesy Illinois Athletics)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Even after a four interception performance against Penn State, it seemed like Bret Bielema wanted to handle Luke Altmyer the exact opposite way he experienced head coaching behavior at his previous stop. 

The Illini third-year head coach, while sitting down at his house next to his wife Jen watching . . .

 

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