Illinois might be making a change at the quarterback position. Or it may not be.

After a 47-23 loss to USF, nobody really knows who will be under center for the Illini when conference play begins in two weeks. That includes the coaching staff.

Recently, head coach Lovie Smith – who proclaimed that Chayce Crouch was the unquestioned starter for the 2017 season earlier this year – said the staff is going to “evaluate everything” the quarterbacks do over the next week of practice.

“That’s what we’ve been doing on a daily basis, meetings, on the field, off the field; we evaluate everybody that way,” Smith said, according to 247Sports. “Quarterback position is like that.”

Crouch was benched midway through last Saturday’s game against USF after completing just eight-of-18 passes for 76 yards and an interception. The notably mobile quarterback also only had 10 rushing yards on five carries. Jeff George, Jr. came in to relieve Crouch and finished the evening with 211 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

In addition to the battle between Crouch and George, the Illini added a transfer quarterback out of UCF this week, Pete DiNovo. Whether or not he’ll be in the mix is uncertain, but the former UCF gunslinger has only thrown nine passes in his collegiate career.

Fortunately, the Illini have an off week to try and sort things out before hosting Nebraska in the B1G opener on Sept. 29.