Posts tagged "scheelhaase"

2010 Illini Football Season in Review

Back in June I gave an interview to previewing the upcoming University of Illinois college football season. I was pretty negative and pessimistic. And it takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong. So I guess that makes me roughly the size of Jon Asamoah then because I was wrong about a few... Read more »

Illini QB Scheelhaase or Badger RB White: Who's Big 10 Frosh of the Year?

Four weeks ago, The Sports Bank’s founder and senior writer Paul Banks named Illini freshman QB Nathan Scheelhaase the most likely candidate to win 2010 Freshman of the Year. Deservedly so, as Scheelhaase grabbed Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the week after a magnificent win over Purdue where he went for 118 on... Read more »

Illini QB Scheelhaase has Frosh Honor Locked Up

Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase earned a pair of Big Ten honors for his performance against Purdue on Saturday, as the conference announced Monday that Scheelhaase was named the Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week. It is Scheelhaase’s first Offensive Player of the Week honor and fourth time this season that he’s been... Read more »

Illini QB Nathan Scheelhaase needs to Throw More

Entering last Saturday, one of the keys to an Illinois upset over #2 Ohio State was for the Illini to attack the Buckeyes defense through the air. Sure, it’s the weakest part of this Illini team, but the Buckeyes are so stout against the run that making plays in the passing game was critical. The... Read more »

Illini QB Nathan Scheelhaase: Early Season Progress Report

Illinois Fighting Illini starting QB Nathan Scheelhaase was asked all the typical scouting report questions at Illini Media Day; but only now, after seeing him in action for two games, do we have a better appreciation of his responses to those queries. “Definitely have to say that speed is my strength, I’m not a slow... Read more »

Nathan Scheelhaase Era beginning at Illinois

One of the biggest questions entering the 2010 Illinois football season was “who will replace Juice Williams?” Old #7 had a VERY disappointing senior season, but he still departed UI the school’s all-time leader in total offense. Well, we have our answer: Nathan Scheelhaase will enter the 2010 season as the Fighting Illini’s starting quarterback.... Read more »