There’s no doubt that the quarterback battle for the Illinois Fighting Illini will be a hot topic among fans and Illinois writers until a starter is officially named. However, the added “pressure” doesn’t seem to be fazing the Illini quarterbacks.
In case you might have missed it, Illinois quarterbacks Wes Lunt and Reilly O’Toole were caught on tape singing “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys during their warm-up for the Illinois Spring Game on April 12th.
The video (posted below) is a very positive sight for any Illini fan to see. Whenever there is a position battle (especially at the quarterback position), it’s nice to see a sense of camaraderie between the players.
The best part of the entire video is when Lunt said, “There’s no way their having more fun over there.” It’s also humorous when he defends himself and O’Toole by saying, “It’s a great song.”
Yes, it is a great song Wes! No matter who the starting quarterback is for the Fighting Illini this season, Illinois will be in good shape if the starting QB is as loose in practice and pre-game as Lunt and O’Toole showed at the Spring Game this offseason.
Watch the video below. It’s totally okay to sing along (we know you want to).