The Fighting Illini football team needed several things to go its way this year to have a winning season, and most pertained to a lack of depth at key spots. For instance, only six offensive linemen were battle-tested. They made it through the whole season intact, although senior Ryan Palmer played with pain much of the season.
December 21, 2010
The position on the Fighting Illini football team with the least depth is offensive tackle. Corey Lewis is out for the year after undergoing knee surgery, leaving only two lettermen for the two positions. Senior Ryan Palmer needs to step up for the Illini offense to go. Fortunately, he is working harder than ever and making his presence felt.
August 22, 2010
Everyone knows the Fighting Illini football team is loaded with skill players on offense. But they cannot show their stuff unless a solid offensive line provides holes for the runners and protection for the passers. One improvement on the offensive line is the play of Ryan Palmer, who missed much of last season with injury.
August 15, 2009
Canton GlenOak standouts Mike Hartline and Ryan Palmer will play Division I college football somewhere, but for now, recruiting is taking a back seat to season preparation. The two could be in line for big things to happen on the field this year.
August 12, 2005