Even though the Illinois Fighting Illini have lost both four-year starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase and their four top receivers from last year, offensive coordinator Bill Cubit still has high expectations for the program, telling the Chicago Sun-Times he believes the Illini can have the best offense in the Big Ten next year.
“I don’t think anybody can stop us,” he said. “Last year. we talked about going from worst to first in total offense in the [Big Ten]. We didn’t accomplish that; we got to fifth. But I think we’ve got a chance to be the best offense in the conference.”
While replacing Scheelhaase, the school’s all-time leader in total offense, will be difficult, Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt could help ease the transition process. Lunt, likely the front-runner considering the skill he displayed at Oklahoma State, will battle with senior Reilly O’Toole and talented sophomore Aaron Bailey for the starting job.
[Source: Chicago Sun-Times]