A look at Ted Karras -- one of a select group of players essential to Illinois this spring.
Head coach Tim Beckman and the Illinois Fighting Illini doubled their win total in 2013 from the previous season. The problem is that the Illini still only tallied four wins on the year and victorious in just one conference game. Beckman surely feels the pressure to lead Illinois to a bowl berth in 2014. "It's about moving forward. Nothing to brag about, but we've doubled...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVID MERCER Associated Press If any part of the Illinois football team has a right to enjoy the 2-0 start, it's the offense.
As 2012 dragged on and losses piled up, the offense's futility grew. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase watched his yardage, both passing and running, drop sharply. He wound up with just four touchdown passes - all season.
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September 10, 2013
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVID MERCER Associated Press Anyone listening to coach Tim Beckman before the season knew the Illinois defense might have some problems with the pass.
On Saturday, the quarterback behind what is probably the most beatable team on Illinois' schedule highlighted just how big that problem might be.
Southern Illinois, led by quarterback Kory Faulkner...
Illinois guard Ted Karras discusses the offensive line and more following practice on Day Two of fall camp.