Bret Bielema has really liked what he’s seeing from first year offensive coordinator Barry Lunney Jr. so far. Jeremy Werner of 247Sports posted what the coach’s thoughts were on Twitter.

Despite the one loss to Indiana in Week 1, the Illinois offense has been clicking ever since. Lunney’s offense is averaging 245 yards passing, 209.8 yards rushing, and 28.3 points per game in his first season in Champaign. This is much improved from last season when Illinois was towards the bottom of the conference on offense.

Bielema was complimentary of how Lunney is doing after the first four games of the season. Lunney came to Champaign after coaching UTSA’s offense last season.

“We’re four games into the Barry Lunney offense and I think you’re seeing how that thing can click,” said Bielema.

Illinois is going to need to keep up this production on the offensive side of the ball if it wants to challenge for a B1G West title.

The Fighting Illini have one of the better overall records in the division at 3-1, but are currently in fifth place because of their conference loss to Indiana.