Illinois Football: 5 Illini players who benefit the most from a fall season

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CHAMPAIGN, IL. – NOVEMBER 02: Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith watches his team warm up before a Big Ten Conference football game between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Illinois Fighting Illini on November 02, 2019, at Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It has been a long time coming, but the Illinois football team will finally get a chance to play football this fall.

In a big decision that was made over the last 72 hours, the Big Ten has announced that football will resume starting October 24. This decision comes about a month after the conference decided to postpone the fall season and to play football in the spring.

A spring season, while interesting in thought, would have been weird to see play without all of the other conferences. It wouldn’t have made sense for only one or two conferences to play in the spring when everyone else is playing in the fall.

There would have been some ramifications to the spring season too. Illinois has more talent on the team this year than they have had in probably a decade or so. I love our offense and think we have some big-time playmakers. Our defense is solid too, with players getting healthy and ready to suit up for the first time.

Let’s think about the future NFL talent we have on the squad. They would have been put in a pickle if the season were to be played in the spring. But they don’t have to worry about that now. There were quite a few players affected by the decision to play in the fall.

Here are five Illini players who benefit from a fall season.

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