Jack Cassidy is the managing editor of the Champaign Room, an alum of the University of Illinois, and a Chicago resident. Living and dying with the Illini builds more characters than digging holes.
The Bears improved their offensive line this week with the signing of Jermon Bushrod, but Chicago still needs help in the trenches.
The Bears have weaknesses at both the offensive line and tight end positions. In his latest mock draft, Rob Rang leans towards the tight ends for Chicago.
The NHL's shortened season could begin as soon as Jan. 15, with Jan. 19 as the more likely start date.
Brian Kelly believes that the 44 day wait for the Fighting Irish has benefited the progression of quarterback Everett Golson.
Illinois took only one day to find their new offensive coordinator--former Western Michigan head coach Bill Cubit.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly believes that without Everett Golson, the Fighting Irish would not be playing for the BCS National Championship.
Jay Cutler's scramble proved fruitless after the Bears were eliminated from postseason contention but at the time, it was nothing short of heroic.
Derrick Rose is still a long way from returning to game action after tearing his ACL in April.
Wide receivers Earl Bennett and Alshon Jeffery stepped up on Sunday to facilitate the Bears' passing offense.