Part 2 - Bad, but it could have been worse: what it might have been

Steve Sturm, Football Writer

We have been doing a three-part series with projections of what might have been for the Illinois football program but for a couple of recent changes.

In this second part of the three part series, I'm going to take a look at what Illinois football would have looked like in 2021 if Lovie Smith had retained the job and many of the players that we expected to otherwise lose to graduation had stayed.  In next week's reality check, I'll take a look at what the depth chart looks like today . . .

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