BOWLING GREEN,Ky. (WBKO) - When the Hilltopper bus rolls into Champaign to play Illinois Saturday, it will be the first time the program has played there.
But Champaign is a familiar place for head coach Jeff Brohm,
Brohm spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons on the Fighting Illini staff as the quarterbacks coach under Ron Zook.
The team won two bowl games and went 14-12 during Brohm's tenure.
Brohm remembers his time there and has a good idea what his team will face come Saturday.
"Well Illinois is a great college town. It's a great campus, they care about their basketball, their football. They want to produce a winner. I think my last two years there we won a bowl game but when you're in the middle of the road they want a little bit better there," Brohm said.
"So they're a team that is growing, it's the third year of their coaching staff they improved last year. Their offense was better last year, now they have a quarterback to run the show. On defense they have a lot of seniors so a lot of guys that have been in that system for a long time that play hard that are physical players. They'll press you up on the outside, they'll try to take away the easy throws. So I think they're a football team that plays a tough schedule obviously in the Big Ten they're used to playing good opponents, I don't think we're going to scare them one bit. We've got to play hard, we've got to match their intensity and it'll be a very tough opponent for us," he said.