The Illinois Fighting Illini are off to a rough start to the Bielema era.

After a promising week 1 win against Nebraska, the Illini have fallen off a cliff losing 3 straight to UTSA, Virginia and Maryland. The Illini are heading to West Lafayette for  the annual Battle for the Cannon game against arch-rival Purdue.

Bielema spoke to reporters ahead of the game with the Boilermakers.

Bielema provides an update on the QB situation.

There are a few injury updates of note.

Bielema praises the play C Doug Kramer.

He knew to get OLB Seth Coleman on the field more after Nebraska and Virginia games.

Bielema talked about being able to recruit the Illinois area and how important that is.

Here is the rest of the Illini head coach had to say:

The Illini face the Boilermakers this Saturday at 3:30 ET on BTN.