Found March 12, 2013 on Know It All Football:
Though the weather may not feel like spring just yet for most of us, on college campuses around the country, teams are gearing up for another riveting college football season. It seems like only yesterday we were witnessing Johnny Manziel hoist the coveted Heisman Trophy in NYC, but in actuality, months have passed, embarrassing photos have surfaced and NFL scouts have found holes in his game. Meanwhile, here at Know It All Football, we are taking an early look at all twelve B1G schools in preparation for the 2013-2014 season. In part 1 of our series, we take a look at The Illinois Fighting Illini. ILLINOIS Camp Opens: March 5th Spring Game: April 12th It couldn’t have gone much worse for first year head coach Tim Beckman at Illinois in 2012. A 2-10 overall record and 0-8 in the B1G conference left a lot to be desired for the Illinois faithful. If Beckman wants to change Illinois’ fortune, it’s not going to be an easy task. Illinois has only had 7 winning seasons in the last 20 and ...

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