Bret Bielema emphasizes how important Chase, Sydney Brown are to Illini program
Bret Bielema knows that he hit two diamonds in the rough when Chase and Sydney Brown decided to play for him. The Illinois HC spoke about how important they are on ‘Always College Football with Greg McElroy’.
Chase is currently leading the nation in rushing yards with 733. Sydney is one of the biggest leaders on the Illinois defense with 18 total tackles, 4 pass deflections, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble this season.
Bielema went on to talk about how he had a hard time telling them apart when they got to campus. One thing that has remained the same is how they are on and off the field. Especially in their demeanor, attitude, and athletic ability.
“Very, very similar in a lot of ways with demeanor, attitude, and athletic ability,” said Bielema. “They’re incredible players off the field. Chase is leading the nation in rushing yards. Sydney is one of the signal callers for one of the best defenses in the country. They’re fun to be around.”
It’s safe to say that Bielema has loved coaching the twins so far.