The College Football Experience (@TCEonSGPN) on the Sports Gambling Podcast Network continues its 133 college football team preview series with the Illinois Fighting Illini 2023 season preview. Pick Dundee aka (@TheColbyD), Patty C (@PattyC831) & Brendan Moore (@bmoorecfb) break down the upcoming offense, defense and special teams for the Illini and also key in on the transfer portal. Is Bret Bielema and the Fighting Illini a player in the Big Ten West race? Plus, Michael Barker aka (@CFBcampustour) hops on to talk about his experiences to Champaign, Illinois and Memorial Stadium.
Are the Fighting Illini in a better spot at the quarterback position with Luke Altimeter and John Paddock transferring in? Will Reggie Love be next 1,000 yard running back for Illinois after losing Chase Brown to the NFL? Will the receiving core improve with the return of Isaiah Williams, Patrick Bryant and Tip Reiman? Do the Illini bringing back 3 of 5 on the offensive line mean Barry Lunney’s offense should take the next step forward?
Will the Illinois defensive line be a force yet again with the return of Jer’zhan Newton and Keith Randolph? Will linebackers Tarique Barnes and Seth Coleman be names opposing offenses will fear in 2023? Did Illinois win the transfer portal by landing Nicario Harper from Louisville? Is Tahveon Nicholson due for a breakout year? We talk it all and more on this 2023 Illinois Fighting Illini season preview edition of The College Football Experience.
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