Illini turn to Jeff George Jr. at quarterback

FILE – In this Jan. 1, 1990, file photo, Illinois quarterback Jeff George (11) stuffs the ball in the face of Virginia defensive end Ray Savage (56) after Savage made a late hit on George after the ball was called dead in the first quarter during Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla. Offsetting penalties were called against both teams in the incident. With his team ranked last in the Big Ten in total offense and just 73 points through four games, coach Lovie Smith has made Jeff George Jr. the No. 1 quarterback nearly 30 years after his father ran the Illini offense on the way to becoming the top pick in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Craig Bailey, File)


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