Illinois decided to engage their fan base this off season by cracking their quarterback competition wide open and having camera crews embedded with each of the three guys battling it out.
The latest installment takes place just before their orange and blue spring game, and includes some good coaching points from Bill Cubit during practice before stretching into their annual spring ball draft with the seniors and coaching staff compiling the teams.
With just three scholarship quarterbacks available, and one of them being senior Reilly O'Toole (who helped draft his team), the first pick of the draft, which belonged to O'Toole's team, was fellow quarterback Wes Lunt. That left Aaron Bailey the only other scholarship quarterback available for the Orange team. Great strategy considering Lunt threw for over 1,000 yards and completed 61% of his passes while starting a handful of games for Oklahoma State.
These episodes have had quite a bit of time in between each of them, but it's always a great idea to provide fans and recruits a peek like this inside of the program. Really looking forward to the season finale.