Luke Altmyer met with the Illinois media on Thursday as the Ole Miss transfer looks to continue his transition this spring as a new quarterback in the Big Ten.

Altmyer said he walks through the doors each day for his teammates, and said he believes he can do whatever’s asked of him.

Altmyer said his decision to join Bret Bielema’s program was in part because of the previous success and how the program was close to having a really special year.

“I wanted to be a part of it, you can tell with these guys in this locker room and this staff that they’re really hungry and have a real belief,” he said.

Altmyer admitted that the offensive line was a factor in his decision, and Bielema’s history of producing NFL-caliber linemen played a part.

“They won a lot of games last year and it’s for a reason, they have good players,” he said. “Obviously the running back was really special, but they’re returning some really good receivers and tight ends who can make plays, I’ve seen it with my own eyes on film and I know I can put the ball in their hands.”