ate in ‘the first quarter ‘, ‘Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters’ was hit hard by Nebraska’s Garrett Nelson.
With an obvious injury to the left shoulder, he exited Saturday’s season-opener.
According to ‘Jeremy Werner’, the editor of the 247Sports-affiliated Illini Inquirer, was spotted with his
left arm in a sling later in the second half.
Peters has completed three of his four throws for a total of 35 yards.
With Illinois ahead 2-0, he has carried off the field with a towel over his head.
Before the 2019 season, the sixth-year quarterback moved from Michigan to Illinois. In Year 3 at Illinois,
he hoped to bring it all together.
“Isn’t it true that volume indicates confidence? People will trust you if you speak loudly and clearly,”
Illinois coach Bret Bielema said.
“When we spoke to him about on-field communication, volume was a big issue for us. BP’s arm is quite
also, Illinois coach He has a very exceptional arm if you sit down and watch him throw pre-game warm-ups, pat-and-go.
I’ve been in the NFL for three years and would say he can throw As far as 10 yards out of the way to the
60-yard center with that quality arm.
He has all of the throws; the question is whether he can get them to the right person in the right
circumstance at the right time. He’s accomplished a lot of great things.
Tony ‘deserves a lot of credit’, and the guys around him ‘deserve a lot of credit’ as well.”
Throughout the offseason, Peters had made significant progress as a leader.
Tony Petersen, the new offensive coordinator, was hired to get the most out of Peters and the Illini
offense. Petersen’s pro-style offense seemed to be a perfect match for him.
“On the first day”, I sat with him and told him, ‘Listen, my job is to assist you in having the greatest year of your career.
‘ That concludes the discussion “‘ Joey Wagner of the Illini Inquirer spoke with Petersen.
also “I believe that if you listen to me and Coach B, we can do it, and you can go out and have the greatest
year of your career,”
“I see a child who has put in a lot of effort into the things we’ve discussed, even if it’s only a little change.
he is put in a lot of effort simply to look after the football.
We’ve discussed improved ball security, which is such an important aspect of winning football games, as
well as his general command of the huddle, as he strives to be that quarterback, that leader on the field.
He isn’t naturally that vocal of a leader, but he is working on it every day and has made significant
I think he deserves a lot of praise. He’s put in a lot of effort and has improved.”
Art Sitkowski, a former Rutgers transfer, took Peters’ position.
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Although the former top-400 recruit failed in his Rutgers debut (18 interceptions in 2018), the redshirt-
sophomore does have 15 games of experience.
Petersen remarked, “Art is a fantastic compliment.” “You have a player that has started in the Big Ten.
He has the presence of a quarterback who has started in the Big Ten from the moment he enters the huddle.
Right there, he understands how to manage a huddle.
He’s a valuable asset to the team. Art has piqued our interest.”
Because of the depth behind Peters, Illinois shifted explosive dual-threat athlete Isaiah Williams to wide
so They now have to trust that depth far sooner than they had anticipated.
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