COLUMN: Bret Bielema Told Everybody Who He Was & Illini Fans Didn’t Believe Him

Illinois has lost two straight games after Bielema punted on fourth-and-short inside the opponent’s territory. This is something he told us all he would do this summer.
By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst

September 27, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Make no mistake about this, the honeymoon period for Bret Bielema at Illinois has officially ended after just five games. Bielema knows it. His boss, Josh Whitman, knows it. The players know it and all God’s children who say they wouldn’t have punted that ball on fourth-and-2 with nine minutes left to go at . . .

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