The 125th season of Illini football kicks off in mere hours, and it’s one that is greeted with as little buzz as any that I can remember in my lifetime. Being a third generation Illini, I’m struggling to recall a year that had as little anticipation as this one. The opening opponent (Youngstown St.) doesn’t help. Neither does the weakness of the home slate.
Penn State is the only name brand team on the 2014 Illini football home schedule, and that’s going to hurt attendance quite a bit this year.Follow paulmbanks