Despite returning the punter, kicker and long snapper, Illinois still has special teams issues to solve in Bret Bielema’s first season.
By Matt Stevens - IlliniGuys Football Writer/Analyst
July 27, 2021
(Editor's note: this is the first in a series of stories as the IlliniGuys count down to the opening of Fighting Illini preseason camp next week.)
Illinois can thank and appreciate the NCAA’s ruling that the 2020 season wouldn’t count against a player’s eligibility on not having to replace the entire special teams unit in Bret Bielema’s first season.
Beyond all the . . .
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