Sep 7, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini fans during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Memorial Stadium. Illinois won 45-17. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Illini News From Around The Web

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning. Here at Writing Illini, we understand that for Illini fans, coffee is simply not enough.

Here’s all that’s happening around Illini Nation this morning.

Welcome to The Morning Fix.

  • Jesse Kennemer of gives his thoughts on the Illinois defense and how they have much to prove against Washington.
  • Teams are going to have a hard time trying to limit the Bill Cubit offense this season. Erik Erickson of gives his keys to victory for the Washington Huskies in this weekend’s game against the Fighting Illini. The Daily Illini also talks about Bill Cubit and how he is breathing new life into the Illini offense.
  • Even though Illini Nation has not heard any official announcement about Quentin Snider committing to the Fighting Illini, The Champaign Room says that an Illinois commitment is coming.
  • Long before he became the head coach of the Fighting Illini, Tim Beckman served as the defensive coordinator for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Chicago Tribune reports that Beckman is “shocked” at the Oklahoma St. allegations.

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