College Football: 5 Things the Illini Must Improve to Compete for Big Ten Title

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College Football: 5 Things the Illini Must Improve to Compete for Big Ten Title
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Coach Zook and the Illini are 5-0 for the first time in 60 years. Now, they have to fight complacency

Ask any coach, and they'll tell you that the ability to improve week-to-week and consistently get better is what separates the good teams from the great teams. Many teams have great players, but it isn't until they get better every week that they achieve something special.

No team is immune to this. From the bottom-feeders of the conference to the national contenders, every team must get better if they want to win their conference and more.

Illinois is off to their best start in 60 years, and have been playing very well, but like any other team, they can find ways to improve. The Illini have benefited from five home games against equal or inferior competition, but with road games and big names such as Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan on the horizon, the Illini must improve in order to compete for the Big Ten title.

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