No longer an ‘eyesore,’ O-line becoming strength for Illini
CHAMPAIGN – Illinois knew last week that left tackle Simon Cvijanovic was going to miss Saturday's game against Ohio State because of an ankle sprain. That meant a game of musical chairs for those on the line who were healthy.
A season ago, such a drastic shake-up might have caused some stomach churning in the Illini football offices and among the linemen.
But not this season, when an improved offensive line has been the bedrock of a revamped Illinois offense under first-year offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.