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Offensive Coordinator Paul Petrino has high hopes for his sophomore quarterback in 2011.
"I think he will run for 1,000 yards this year. It all starts with the quarterback and what he can do best."
What Scheelhaase can do best is move the chains, and poses as a strong dual-threat quarterback—one that teams in the Big Ten should be concerned about.
The fourth-team freshman All-American set new highs for Illini quarterbacks in 2010, rushing for 868 yards and passing for 1,825 through the air.
He also accounted for 22 total touchdowns and was named Big Ten Freshman of the week six different times last season.
2011 could be a break-out year for Scheelhaase, especially considering he was recently named to the 65-man preliminary list for the Maxwell award, which honors the nation's top player.