Illinois Rumors & News

  • Illinois QB Jeff George, Jr. indicates plans to transfer to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Michigan might be on the verge of adding another experienced quarterback to its roster. Jeff George, Jr., who graduated and played two seasons at the University of Illinois, indicated Tuesday night plans to transfer to Michigan. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback posted a..." June 13

  • Illinois LBs charged with theft after moving deer statue onto their roof

    The News-Gazette "Two University of Illinois football-player roommates who admitted they relocated a steel sculpture from a Champaign park to their rooftop have been charged with theft. James Marchese, 21, and Drew Murtaugh, 20, both of the 500 block of South Second Street, appeared Friday in Champaign..." May 26

  • Once committed to Illinois, USC grad transfer Jalen Greene now headed to Utah State instead

    College Football Talk "That whole thing where Illinois picked up a Power Five transfer earlier this offseason?  Never mind, apparently. In late March, Jalen Greene took to Twitter to announce that he had committed to Illinoisafter deciding to transfer from USC.  Showing that..." May 15

  • Yes, really, Lovie Smith and Illinois landed a 5-star QB recruit

    Michigan Live "Lovie Smith has five wins in two seasons in Champaign, one for each star of the quarterback recruit from which he just secured a commitment. Yes, Illinois has a pledge from five-star QB prospect Isaiah Williams. Williams is ranked as the No. 1 player in Missouri and 28th nationally for the..." March 23

  • Illinois hires former Arizona co-OC Rod Smith as offensive coordinator

    Tuscon "Illinois announced Friday that it has hired former Arizona Wildcats assistant Rod Smith as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Smith spent the past six years as Arizona’s co-offensive coordinator and QB coach under Rich Rodriguez, who was fired Jan. 2. Among all of Rodriguez’s..." January 19