"I know it might be a corny word, but love is out there," he said. "This football team loves taking care of one another. They understand what needs to get done. Now they've done it off the field, they've done it in the classroom, it's time to do it on the football field. So we're very, very excited about this game getting started."
Illinois kicks off the season against Youngstown State Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
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