Bielema Confident Altmyer Can Start vs. Indiana Without Practice If Given Medical Clearance
Illinois head coach Bret Bielema said he would feel fine in the 10th game of this season starting Luke Altmyer against Indiana despite the 21-year-old not being fully active for practice all week.
Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer
November 11, 2023
Indiana at Illinois
Date/Time/Place: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023: 11 a.m. CST, Memorial Stadium, Champaign
Surface: Field Turf
Records: Illinois 4-5, 2-4 in Big Ten; Indiana 3-6, 1-5 in Big Ten
Betting Line: Illinois by 7
Series notes: Illinois leads the all-time series 45-25-3. Illinois leads 29-9 in games located in Champaign but have lost the last four in the series. The only time Illini head coach Bret Bielema has ever lost to Indiana was last year’s 23-20 victory for the Hoosiers on Sept. 2.
TV: Big Ten Network; Connor Onion (play-by-play), Matt Millen (color analyst) and Elise Menaker (sideline reporter)
Radio (Illinois): Brian Barnhart (PBP), Martin O'Donnell (analysis), Michael Martin (sidelines) & Steve Kelly (Pre/HT/Post) » The broadcast can be heard live on TuneIn online radio, SiriusXM (138/195), SiriusXM App, and at FightingIllini.com.
CHAMPAIGN — In the mind of his head coach, by the time the calendar flips to November, Luke Altmyer’s practice time becomes less and less relevant to whether he can start and play in a game.