162.3 PASSING YARDS PER GAME ALLOWED BY ILLINOIS IN 2011, THIRD FEWEST NATIONALLY AFTER ALABAMA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
DE MICHAEL BUCHANAN SENIOR
Although he sustained a broken jaw in a fight in mid-June, Buchanan, who was fourth in the Big Ten with 7½ sacks last year and was named second-team all-conference, will be ready for fall practice. The 6' 6" 240-pounder drew raves during spring drills.
C GRAHAM POCIC SENIOR
The Rimington Trophy watch lister started every game the past two years and will provide veteran line leadership as the Illini transition to the spread.