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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Akeem Spence will announce for NFL draft Friday, but LB Jonathan Brown is staying, I'm told. That's actual good #Illini FB news. #dechr

If Brown stays, LB is team's No. 1 position of strength with Monheim (frosh All-American) and Svetina only sophomores next year. #dechr

I wonder of Jonathan Brown would have left had he not missed final 3 games due to injury, which might have hurt his draft status. #dechr

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Should be good for everyone. If he can stay healthy next year, that should really help his prospects.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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As expected. Great news!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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A lot of us speculated that there was a very good chance of him staying, but now that it's finally official is a great thing
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Who else is a possibility to leave early?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:58 PM   #6
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Who else is a possibility to leave early?
I think thats it.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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We're going to have a pretty good linebacking core. Linebacker U!

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:18 PM   #8
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We're going to have a pretty good linebacking core. Linebacker U!
Isn't that what we thought this (2012) season?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:11 PM   #9
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Isn't that what we thought this (2012) season?
The linebackers played decent, but they didn't have much of a chance with the horrendous secondary we had. With Brown and Monheim back next year, that should be the bright spot of the defense.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:58 PM   #10
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Isn't that what we thought this (2012) season?
We didn't count on Brown and Bates being injured for most of the year and Dickenson being out the entire year.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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#illini coach Tim Beckman confirms Jonathan Brown will return for his senior season.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:43 PM   #12
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Great news! I hope he is motivated to help turn this thing around next year and end his career at Illinois with an All Big-Ten type season. He certainly has the ability to play that well.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:23 AM   #13
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Side note: what does #dechr mean at the end of every Tupper tweet?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:38 AM   #14
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Here's hoping Brown looked in the mirror and saw the mess that was left in his wake from last year and decided he could not leave a mess like that without trying to do something about it.

How about you Spence? It's not Friday yet!! Decide to clean up the mess!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:19 AM   #15
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Side note: what does #dechr mean at the end of every Tupper tweet?
Think it's the newspaper he writes for. Not that it will ever be trending.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:22 AM   #16
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:16 AM   #17
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