Sumary of Without Bielema, Illini out to end No. 18 Iowa’s dominance:
- He also was on the Iowa coaching staff from 1994-2001.Bielema made sure to stress this week that this game shouldn’t be about him;
- Assistant head coach George McDonald will run the team in Bielema’s absence.
- ”Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said Bielema has proved he knows how to win in the Big Ten.
- ”ILLINOIS’ DEFENSIVE TURNAROUNDIllini defensive coordinator Ryan Walters received a contract extension through 2024, with a compensation package that ranks him third in the Big Ten and into the top 10 nationally among defensive coordinators.
- Walters’ base salary increases to $1.05 million in 2022 with $100,000 raises each of the following two seasons.
- LINDERBAUM WILL WAITIowa center Tyler Linderbaum won’t participate in Senior Day ceremonies.