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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Spring superlatives: Illinois

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

The spring superlatives series, which examines the strongest and weakest positions for each Big Ten team, wraps up with Illinois.

After a tumultuous offseason, the Fighting Illini have no shortage of issues this spring. But there aren't as many glaring holes as you might think. Illinois needs to identify a capable quarterback or two, replace wideout Arrelious Benn and fill some gaps on both lines. The defense should be stronger with coordinator Vic Koenning and the return of linebacker Martez Wilson from a neck injury.

Strongest position: Running back
Weakest position: Quarterback