Bret Bielema inherited an Illinois football program that has not posted a winning record in a decade, and things are not looking better for the Illini this season. The head coach wanted to make it clear this week that he does not believe that is his fault.

Bielema was shockingly candid while talking about the Illinois roster on Monday. He also criticized the program’s previous regime and said they did a poor job of recruiting, particularly with the offensive line.