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Football Recruiting - Spotlight on Max Rosenthal

Football Recruiting - Spotlight on Max Rosenthal

Steve Sturm - Football Writer I have to admit […]

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Football Coaching Staff Hires - Linebackers

Football Coaching Staff Hires - Linebackers

Steve Sturm - Football Writer Andy Buh Coach Bielema […]

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Football Coaching Staff Hires - Defensive Line & Tight Ends

Football Coaching Staff Hires - Defensive Line & Tight Ends

Steve Sturm - Football Writer Terrance Jamison - Defensive […]

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Football Recruiting - Spotlight on Chase Hayden

Football Recruiting - Spotlight on Chase Hayden

Steve Sturm, Football Writer Chase Hayden Chase Hayden was […]

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Football Recruiting - Spotlight on Joshua McCray

Football Recruiting - Spotlight on Joshua McCray

Steve Sturm, Football Writer Joshua McCray His profiles list […]

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Football Recruiting - Spotlight on CJ Hart

Football Recruiting - Spotlight on CJ Hart

Steve Sturm - Football Writer Calvin (CJ) Hart What […]

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Football Coaching Staff Hires - The Coordinators

Football Coaching Staff Hires - The Coordinators

Steve Sturm, Football Writer Tony Petersen - Offensive Coordinator […]

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Bielema Hired by Illinois

Bielema Hired by Illinois

Hail Mary - Bielema Surprises Illini Nation - The hiring of Bret Bielema was another surprise to Illini fans. The rumor mill had Illini Athletic Director Josh Whitman landing on “his guy” Lance Leipold of Buffalo. Across the media and behind the scenes, the sources were in unison that Leipold would be announced Saturday. But Saturday morning arrived only to provide a shock heard around the Illini Nation as former Badger and Razorback head coach Bret Bielema was returning to college football as the newest Fighting Illini head football coach. Since 2018, Bielema has been working with the Patriots and the Giants in the NFL. 

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