Who will replace Troy Smith at QB for Ohio State? Can Michigan rebuild its defense? Will Wisconsin stay hungry? Our Big Ten notebook addresses those questions and much more.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Spring practice starts: March 27
Spring game: April 21
Key area: Improving the offense is crucial to a climb from 1-7 in the league last year. The Illini finished 10th in the Big Ten in scoring and managed more than 16 points only three times in those seven league defeats.