It's Lovie Smith's turn to attempt to bring stability to the Illinois football program, but he's got plenty of issues to address out of the gates.
If you ignore the bad vibes, Tim Beckman and Illinois have some things going for them, but it's going to take a couple of breaks for Beckman to survive and the Illini to thrive in 2015.
The Illini are set to go up against a venerable buzzsaw this week in the fearsome Nebraska offense. We break down the key match-ups and offer a prediction for Saturday's primetime showdown.
Our thoughts on topics ranging from Illini fandom and what the Illini need to improve upon going forward.
Alex and Ryan discuss Washington's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" defense, and wonder how the secondary will cope with the suspension of Marcus Peters.
From their potent rushing attack to their beastly man in the middle, TCR previews the Fighting Illini's Week Three opponent: the Washington Huskies.