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Big Ten Football 2021 Preview and Projections: 14. Illinois

Maize n Brew readers and fans ranked Illinois as the worst team in the Big Ten.

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Luke Ghiardi (@LukeGhiardi on Twitter) and Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) kick off the 2021 Big Ten Football preview and projection series with a look at Illinois, who MnB readers and followers ranked as the 14th-best (so, worst) team in the Big Ten this season.

The guys discuss:

— What happened under Lovie Smith

— The start of the Bret Bielema era

— Key departures/returnees

— Expectations for this season

— Schedule breakdown

— Vegas over/under prediction

We’ll be releasing these episodes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays while this series Is going on. Thanks to those who took the time to vote for the power rankings to help us build the schedule out for the show!

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