Although spring practices are over and the players are focused on final exams, Illinois football head coach Bret Bielema is still busy at work tinkering with the quarterback and receiver roles on his team.
Speaking with Illinois football tight end Daniel Barker outside of a football situation, it is surprising to learn that he is famous on social media for twerking after a touchdown against Penn State last season and that he is one of the more exuberant players on the Fighting Illini roster during the four quarters of a game.
Lincoln graduate Geoff Alexander has spent the last four seasons as an assistant to the head coach, contributing mostly behind-the-scenes with scouting reports and player development, among other responsibilities.
"I grew up an Illini fan my entire life," Illinois assistant Geoff Alexander said. "Grew up going to Lou Henson camps, idolizing the Kendall Gills, the Kenny Battles, all the greats from when I was young."