Illinois may have a quarterback controversy on its arms after its spring recreation on Monday night time.
Big Ten Network reporter Elise Menaker entered the intersquad affair within the third quarter because the orange staff held a 50-6 lead. Menaker lined up underneath middle within the shotgun, then tossed a two-point conversion to tight finish Daniel Barker.
Menaker’s throw in itself was comparatively spectacular, although the post-conversion celebration is absolutely what stole the present.
“It felt good, I used to be in cost on the market,” Menaker said after her first profession move try. “Coach drew up a play for me and I could not say no.”
Menaker is a former Cornell softball star, incomes first-team All-Ivy League honors thrice. She additionally performed professionally in Sweden.
Maybe Menaker’s presence may show precious in 2021 contemplating Illinois’s latest historical past on the gridiron. This system has not received a bowl recreation since 2011, and it went 17–40 within the final 5 seasons underneath former head coach Lovie Smith.
Illinois employed former Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema to switch Smith in December 2020. Maybe Monday’s contest will encourage Bielema to present Menaker one other shot in September.