Luke Altmyer has ‘all the touches’ to be a great quarterback at Illinois
By James Neveau, NBC Sports
“[Luke] has a really good football IQ, intelligence, awareness, he’s a great person, and really delves into his relationships,” Bielema told the Big Ten Country podcast. “He’s got really all the touches you need as a quarterback. He can throw it in there in a tight window. He’s got a great deep ball, he’s got good velocity on intermediate throws.”
In four games last season at Ole Miss, Altmyer had 125 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns. He went 6-of-13 for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a win over Central Arkansas in September.
While he didn’t get many opportunities in the SEC, Bielema says that he expects Altmyer to provide a calming influence and veteran leadership in the huddle.
“He brings a calmness, a steadiness and understanding, and there is a lot of carryover from the offense he was in at Ole Miss to what we are now,” he said.
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