New Illini Coaches Relishing Mysterious Unknowns Leading into Season Opener vs. Nebraska

Illinois head coach Bret Bielema knows he has one opportunity to hide his team’s scheme on both sides of the football before it’s all on film. And he’s already playing mind games with Nebraska.
Matt Stevens, IlliniGuy Staff Writer

August 5, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Bret Bielema is just loving every minute of the mind games he and his Illinois staff continue to play with the Nebraska Cornhuskers football program.

The new Illinois head coach knows he has one opportunity to use any element of surprise on its season opener opponent and the advantage . . .

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