2012 Quickview: Illinois Football
2011 Record: 7-6
Head Coach: Tim Beckman- 1st year
Returning Starters: 13 6-Offense 7-Defense
Nonconference Schedule Breakdown: The Illini nonconference slate is respectable…and by that I mean they play a legit D-1 school on the road…Arizona State (please don’t come at me about who is and who isn’t legit..)…but before that they kick off 2012 with a game in Champana vs probably the front-runner to win the MAC Western Michigan…I bet Alex Carder can’t wait to get the Illini at the Waldo…but other than that..Illinois gets Charleston Southern, who didn’t win a game last year and then Louisiana Tech who finished 2011 at 8-5.
Schedule Rank (in Big Ten): 3rd hardest…Illinois gets a break by whom they miss in 2012 (2 legit Legends title contenders)..but that is the only break they get…the Illini are 73-108 on the road vs the Big Ten teams they face away from Champana (Wisconsin, Michigan, OSU & Northwestern)…that folks..is not go