Preview of the Illinois Offense.
Nathan Scheelhaase is a Redshirt Freshman and will be the starting QB at Illinois going into the season. Nathan Scheelhaase helped lead his team to a perfect 13-0 junior season and the state championship. He completed 86 of 137 for 1861 yards, 20 touchdowns and only five interceptions. On the ground he also rushed 120 times for 917 yards and 14 scores his senior season in high school.
Leshoure enters his 3 year at Illinois. Leshoure has turned into one of the top running backs in the Big Ten. During the 2009 season Leshoure Finished sixth in the league in rushing average (66.7 ypg) despite having 15 fewer carries than anyone else in the top 10. Boasted a 6.8 yards-per-carry average and had three runs of 61 yards or more. Leshoure is poised for a big Junior season with a freshman at QB.
Jarrod Fayson comes into his second season at Illinois after transferring from Florida. Fayson had only 16 receptions last season with 218 yards and 1 TD. Fayson missed 3 games last season do to injury. Fayson comes in to the season as Illinois most experienced receivers. Fayson should be Scheelhaase number one option at receiver.
Chris James is much like Jarred Fayson as a Junior he could be the number 2 option at WR for Illinois. Chris James only had 4 reception for 61 yards last season. James only played in 5 off Illinois 12 games. James will be jumped to the top of the receiver list for Illinois and will be playing everyday.
Eddie McGee for QB now converted WR is gonna be playing WR full time. McGee played some WR last season and performed well. McGee had 4 receptions for 108 yards. McGee will most likely be Illinois number 3 WR.
Hubie Graham will most likely be taking over as the starting TE. Last season Graham 2 catches for 34 yards and only played in 2 of the 12 games.