Confusing the Cornhuskers: Illini Defense Shows Multiple Looks Outplays Scott Frost’s Offense

After producing the worst defense in the Big Ten during 2020, Ryan Walters’ crew opens 2021 with a strong start thanks to a variety of looks.
By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst

August 28, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- We all came to find out the Illinois defensive coaches weren’t lying about its scheme.

The word “multiple”, which is oftentimes football cliche coloque wheel, was tossed around during the spring and month of August to describe this new Illini defense led by coordinator Ryan Walters. Walters did in fact deliver on that promise early and often in the 30-22 . . .

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