Filed under: Stream 2021 Illinois Football Position Previews What will Bret’s first team look like? Contributors: Champaign Room Staff Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: 2021 Illinois Football Position Previews Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email What will Bret Bielema’s first team at Illinois look like? Check out all of our position previews and find out! 9 Total Updates Since Aug 2, 2021, 10:02am CDT Follow this stream August 20 2021 Illinois Football: Quarterbacks Preview By Matt Rejc Brandon Peters leads an experienced group of playcallers in 2021 August 18 2021 Illinois Football: Running Back Preview By Mihir Chavan@MihirChavan_ Can Bielema repeat his successful rushing attack at Illinois? August 16 2021 Illinois Football: Linebackers Preview By Manjesh Mogallapalli@Manjesh_96 Carney joins Hansen to lead the linebacking corps. August 14 2021 Illinois Football: Wide Receiver Preview By Mihir Chavan@MihirChavan_ The wide receiver room is new and will be a work in progress all season long. August 13 2021 Illinois Football: Tight Ends Preview By Matt Rejc Two elite athletes highlight a key position group for the Illini. August 11 2021 Illinois Football: Offensive Line Preview By Matt Rejc One of the most experienced units on the team is ready for action in 2021. August 6 2021 Illinois Football: Defensive Backs Preview By JeffHorwitz Sydney Brown, Tony Adams and Devon Witherspoon headline the seconday. August 4 2021 Illinois Football: Defensive Line Preview By Mihir Chavan@MihirChavan_ Bret Bielema’s 3-4 scheme is a welcome change for the Illini D-line. August 2 2021 Illinois Football: Special Teams Preview By Manjesh Mogallapalli@Manjesh_96 Hayes and McCourt are back for ‘Super Senior’ seasons.