News:Reilly O'Toole and Nathan Scheelhaase will compete this week for the starting quarterback job after O'Toole replaced a struggling Scheelhaase early in Saturday's loss to Louisiana Tech, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis:Reilly O'Toole was 19-for-25 for 120 yards passing with no touchdowns or interceptions and added a rushing touchdown after replacing Scheelhaase . It looks like the Illinois quarterback job may be one to avoid until a clear starter emerges.
News:Reilly O'Toole exploded for 333 yards and five touchdowns Saturday in place of Nathan Scheelhaase (ankle) as Illinois crushed Charleston Southern, 44-0.
Analysis:Reilly O'Toole completed an uber-efficient 26-of-31 passes as the Illini passing attack awakened for the first time in 2012 - albeit against an FCS school. Since Scheelhaase was nearing a return this weekend, though, O'Toole likely experienced his one shining moment of the season.
News: Much like he did with Austin Dantin and Terrence Owens at Toledo, Illinois head coach Tim Beckman says that he will consider using both Reilly O'Toole and Nathan Scheelhaase at quarterback.
Analysis: While it worked for the Rockets, it was incredibly frustrating from a fantasy standpoint so let's just hope he sticks with one.
News: Illinois employed a two-quarterback system against Wisconsin, with Nathan Scheelhaase and Reilly O'Toole combining for 188 total yards in the loss.
Analysis: O'Toole has seen playing time this season, but not as much as he did on Saturday.