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Old Mar 5, 2018, 11:55 AM   #201
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Location: Plainfield
I like most combos except all blue or all orange. I especially like the burnt orange helmets. I like all whites on the road. Does anyone remember us wearing all whites at Nebraska with white helmets with silver I’s?
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Old Mar 6, 2018, 07:28 AM   #202
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What is going on with spring practice? Anybody know?
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Old Mar 6, 2018, 08:33 AM   #203
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What is going on with spring practice? Anybody know?
I thought they were just doing a walk through yesterday. Trying to get acclimated to the new coaches and system.
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Old Mar 6, 2018, 10:41 AM   #204
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HS highlight film of our new wide receiver.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/3115966...19261f80be56d4
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Old Mar 6, 2018, 03:33 PM   #205
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I like what I see. Especially impressed with how he moves the pile at 2:10.

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Old Mar 6, 2018, 06:45 PM   #206
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So how is the top 10 most important players going into spring practice
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Old Mar 6, 2018, 07:24 PM   #207
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https://twitter.com/LovieSmith/statu...08283186585606

Love the tug of war parts!
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Old Mar 7, 2018, 10:05 AM   #208
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Anyone know Mike Epstein's status for spring ball?
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Old Mar 7, 2018, 11:07 AM   #209
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Anyone know Mike Epstein's status for spring ball?
On JW's show yesterday he said he was still rehabbing from a stress fracture.
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Old Mar 7, 2018, 03:01 PM   #210
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JW has a show? Why did I not know this? Isn't it a little unusual for an AD to have a show?
Presumably he is talking about Jeremy Werner.
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Old Mar 7, 2018, 03:27 PM   #211
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On JW's show yesterday he said he was still rehabbing from a stress fracture.
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Presumably he is talking about Jeremy Werner.
Maybe It was Juice Williams....
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Old Mar 7, 2018, 03:43 PM   #212
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http://www.stltoday.com/sports/colle...43ab075dc.html

The article is OK, talking about Thomas and Smith. But at the very end it mentions that Brown will not practice until the summer, even though he is a full time student. I'm guessing that pretty much confirms that it is something to do with academics. And the fact that they put a hard timeline on it makes me feel pretty confident that it might be some sort of technicality that they know will be cleared up by summer.
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Old Mar 7, 2018, 05:34 PM   #213
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Presumably he is talking about Jeremy Werner.
OK, that makes sense. Thanks.

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Old Mar 8, 2018, 07:37 AM   #214
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Valparaiso WR Donny Navarro transfers to Illinois as a preferred walk-on

https://247sports.com/college/illino...k-on-115959130
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Old Mar 8, 2018, 09:32 AM   #215
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Valparaiso WR Donny Navarro transfers to Illinois as a preferred walk-on

https://247sports.com/college/illino...k-on-115959130
I didn't even know Valpo had a football team.
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Old Mar 8, 2018, 09:45 AM   #216
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I didn't even know Valpo had a football team.
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Div I - FCS Valparaiso beat Dayton 8 - 7
Div I - FCS Dayton beat SE Missouri St 25 - 23
Div I - FCS SE Missouri St beat Tennessee Tech 31 - 3
Div I - FCS Tennessee Tech beat Tennessee St 30 - 26
Div I - FCS Tennessee St beat Georgia St 17 - 10
Div I - FBS Georgia St beat ULM 47 - 37
Div I - FBS ULM beat Appalachian St 52 - 45
Div I - FBS Appalachian St beat Toledo 34 - 0
Div I - FBS Toledo beat E Michigan 20 - 15
Div I - FBS E Michigan beat Rutgers 16 - 13
Div I - FBS Rutgers beat Illinois 35 - 24
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Old Mar 8, 2018, 11:44 AM   #217
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I didn't even know Valpo had a football team.
It's classified as an FCS football program in the Pioneer League, which does not award athletic scholarships to football players.
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Old Mar 10, 2018, 07:14 PM   #218
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 08:39 AM   #219
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Lovie Smith said after practice that sophomore starters Isaiah Gay and Louis Dorsey are out this spring due to "personal issues." Hope to have them back this summer.
https://twitter.com/JWerner247/statu...03807231447040
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 09:35 AM   #220
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 09:41 AM   #221
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Lovie Smith said after practice that sophomore starters Isaiah Gay and Louis Dorsey are out this spring due to "personal issues." Hope to have them back this summer.
https://twitter.com/JWerner247/statu...03807231447040
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 07:21 PM   #222
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Illini add grad-transfer QB A.J. Bush

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Bush gives Illinois veteran depth at a position that has very little experience. He will compete for the starting job with sophomore Cam Thomas -- the lone scholarship quarterback on the spring roster -- and incoming freshmen MJ Rivers, Coran Taylor and Matthew Robinson.

"My mindset is the same mindset I've had at any other school: just come in and compete," Bush said. "Nothing's given to you. You have to earn it. Nothing's guaranteed, especially at this level. You just have to come in and relish the opportunity to compete. That's what I'm going to do."

https://247sports.com/college/illino...Bush-116167696
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 07:24 PM   #223
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2nd time's the charm!

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Old Mar 12, 2018, 07:36 PM   #224
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2nd time's the charm!
We'll be his 4th school, so hopefully the 4th time is the charm!

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Old Mar 12, 2018, 07:41 PM   #225
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Illini add grad-transfer QB A.J. Bush
Good pickup - Werner's picture is of Josh Jackson however.

Edit: NVM - fixed it.

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