A.J. Jenkins Develops into Illini Go-to Receiver, Big Ten Star


In the 2009 preseason, college football experts were proclaiming the Illinois Fighting Illini receiving corps to be the best in the Big Ten, and among the best in the nation.

Well, the Illini finished 10th in passing in the conference out of 11 teams and stumbled to a 3-9 record. So it’s safe to say that the WRs fell short of expectations.

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Illini Football Hires Paul Petrino as Offensive Coordinator


By Paul Schmidt

Get ready for some shootouts.

Remember this season when it seemed as though the defensively-challenged Illini would only win games by scores of say, 40-38? And when the offense proved feeble at the beginning of the year, how the season unraveled?

Yeah, that won’t be a problem with Paul Petrino as offensive coordinator.

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