Beckman Puts Tentative Timeline on QB Announcement

CHICAGO --  There are so many storylines at Big Ten Media Day, it's hard to count them all.

Fourteen coaches and 42 players talked about what had to be hundreds of topics over the two-day event. And fans of the Fighting Illini would be happy with an answer to one.

Who jogs out to take the first snap against Youngstown State?
The Illini have yet to name a starter among Reilly O'Toole, Aaron Bailey, and Wes Lunt, but at least they're expressing a sense of urgency.
Head coach Tim Beckman said they want to name a starter by the end of two-a-days.

"We are going to critique it, and make sure it's exactly what we want to get done," Beckman said. "Coach Cubit and the offensive staff will make that decision. It's a great competition. We are very excited about it, and the kids are excited about it."

Practice begins in less than a week on August 4th.

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