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Scheelhaase Sets Bar High For 2011 Season

Nathan Scheelhaase (Holly Smith)

The Fighting Illini football team is excited about the potential of its offense. Now a sophomore, quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase leads the team. He is already a running threat, but his passing has improved a great deal also. With better understanding of the offense and more weapons at his disposal, Scheelhaase figures to improve on his effort from 2010.

Nathan Scheelhaase completed 58.7% of his passes for 1825 yards and 17 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2010. He also ran for a net 868 yards and five more touchdowns. As good as that was, the Illinois signal caller expects much more of himself this season. "Looking at last year, it was our first time with the coaches. We just had 15 practices and had never had a camp with them. There...

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