The Cookie Monster looking out for Double K

Illini Foot Soldier
Cookie Monster = Brian Cook
Double K = Kurt Kittner


As an Illinois alum, I was hoping to see Kurt Kittner get a chance to play a little mop-up duty in the game against Detroit. I thought that after the last exhibition game, he was set at No. 2 on the depth chart. What happened? -- Brian Cook, Huntington Beach, Cal.
First of all, how's the jumper? Second of all, Kurt never rose to No. 2 on the depth chart, so nothing happened. Jeff Blake is the backup and Kurt is the No. 3 quarterback. If Rex Grossman stays on the active roster and comes back around Thanksgiving, look for Kurt to drop again. His knowledge of Ron Turner's offense is impressive and he has a solid arm. But if he takes any snaps for the Bears this season, either that game or the season is well beyond reach.