Bret Bielema wants you to believe fate landed him tailback Josh McCray last February. McCray's high school coach knows Bielema's all too well to believe that.
By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst
September 21, 2o21
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- When Bret Bielema is asked when exactly he knew Josh McCray would be such an impact freshman player, the date is permanently etched into his memory.
“I believe it was right on December 20, 2020,” Bielema said Monday with a smile.
That is the day after Bielema officially was named the head coach of the University of Illinois football program . . .
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