3:49 PM EDT, Sat August 23, 2014
Belleville News Democrat 12 hours ago

Illini hope weapons around Lunt an upgrade on 2013

It was all but a given that Illinois would name Wes Lunt its starting quarterback. What is less certain is the quality of the players around the transfer from Oklahoma…
Cubit, Lunt hope to spark Illini

Cubit, Lunt hope to spark Illini

Offensive coordinator, new QB want to light up the scoreboard, take pressure off defense.
Lunt is named starting QB for Illini

Lunt is named starting QB for Illini

Arm strength gives redshirt sophomore the edge.

No surprise, Lunt named starting QB at Illinois

Illinois coach Tim Beckman has named Wes Lunt as starting quarterback, making official what Illini fans have long expected.

Illini name Wes Lunt starting QB

In what has to be one of the least surprising resolutions ever to a quarterback competition, Illinois has named Wes Lunt as its starter for the 2014 season opener against Youngstown State next Saturday. Head coach Tim Beckman made the announcement after Wednesday's practice. Oh, sure, the Illini officially held a three-way competition for the job this offseason, with Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey pushing Lunt. O'Toole, a senior, had the experience edge and played very well at times this spring.
Illini call Camp Rantoul a success

Illini call Camp Rantoul a success

RANTOUL, ILL. • Eight days at Camp Rantoul ended Monday night with a rehearsal of plays that are often football afterthoughts.

Lunt has edge in Illinois QB battle

Outstanding scrimmage Saturday night might have won him the job.
Quad-City Times Aug 18, 2014
Big Ten breakdown: Illinois

Big Ten breakdown: Illinois

Coach: Tim Beckman, 6-18 entering third season, 27-34 entering sixth year overall
Illinois needs dramatic defensive improvement

Illinois needs dramatic defensive improvement

Commentary • Last season’s unit was inexperienced and allowed 481.5 yards and 35.4 points per game.
Illini QB competition nears end

Illini QB competition nears end

Illini scrimmage could decide which candidate suits up in coveted starting role.
Backup running back Church is ready to step up for Illini

Backup running back Church is ready to step up for Illini

RANTOUL, ILL. • Despite the inordinate amount of attention being paid to the search for a starting quarterback, the most indispensable player on the Illini football team will not line up under center.

Illini hope to turn the corner with new QB

Wins have been scarce in Jon Davis' first three seasons at Illinois, just 13 in all. Seven of those came his freshman year.
Illini need answer at QB

Illini need answer at QB

Scrimmage does little to clarify who will be the starter.
Illini get cool reception as 'Camp Rantoul' opens

Illini get cool reception as 'Camp Rantoul' opens

Beckman was hoping for hotter weather to get team ready for early games.
Illini receiving corps is young but deep

Illini receiving corps is young but deep

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • It was Wednesday, and Bill Cubit was window shopping.

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