CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois coach Tim Beckman is in no hurry to name a starting quarterback, insisting that the competition to succeed Nathan Scheelhaase is wide open.
But when the Illini wrap up spring football with the Orange and Blue game Saturday, a lot of eyes will be on No. 12, the quarterback many assume will emerge as the starter. At 6-foot-5, Wes Lunt looks the part. He has the arm and pedigree - one not seen at Illinois in a while - to match.
And Beckman said he has something else - leadership and what might loosely define as work ethic.