Who's The Next Great Illinois D Lineman?

Posted Apr 8, 2012

From the Scout publishers, here's the inside info on the key questions this spring.

Spring 2012 - Key Questions


What's happening this spring season? Several FSN publishers provide their insider info on the key questions that matter to the real world of college football. Scroll down for the links to all the spring questions.
Q: What's the biggest change so far under Tim Beckman compared to the Ron Zook era?

A: From Jack Tuttle, http://illinois.scout.com … The offense is being converted from primarily a pro-style attack to a spread offense. The first year or two may be a blend of multiple concepts as the new coaching staff matches offensive philosophy with available personnel.

Q: Who's the next great Illinois defensive lineman?

A: Senior defensive end Michael Buchanan was overshadowed by Whitney Mercilus last season, but he is having his best spring yet and is expected to have a great final season.

Q: What's the biggest insider storyline from this spring that the average fan should know about?

A: The Illini players are excited about the new coaching staff and are especially thrilled with the up-tempo approach to the offense. They are far more confident and determined than one might expect from a team that lost its final six regular season games.

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