IlliniGuys.com 2023 Positional Preview: Outside Linebackers

Illinois needs a more effective pass rush in 2023 to possibly account for inexperience and youth in the secondary. 

By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst

July 20, 2023

(Cover photo courtesy Tork Mason/USA Today Network)

After being offered the outside linebackers coach job at the University of Illinois, Charlie Bullen took inventory in what kind of athletic clay he would be working with in his first college job in a dozen years. 

Bullen’s film session from the 2022 season didn’t last long, about a few minutes in fact, before he said yes to Illini head coach . . .

 

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