Big Ten All-Conference Awards

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Dan

Admin
"Illinois' S Kerby Joseph was named an All-Big Ten first team selection (media) and K James McCourt and P Blake Hayes were each named to the third team (coaches), the Big Ten announced Tuesday. S Sydney Brown, OLB Owen Carney Jr., DL Jer'Zhan Newton, DL Keith Randolph Jr., and CB Devon Witherspoon all received All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades.

The Big Ten's offensive awards will be announced Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT on Big Ten Network."


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illini80

Forgottonia
Congrats to all. Each one made serious improvements this year. If you just looked at the 2nd half of the season, we could easily have a couple more names on there.
 
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Epsilon

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Pdx
"Illinois' S Kerby Joseph was named an All-Big Ten first team selection (media) and K James McCourt and P Blake Hayes were each named to the third team (coaches), the Big Ten announced Tuesday. S Sydney Brown, OLB Owen Carney Jr., DL Jer'Zhan Newton, DL Keith Randolph Jr., and CB Devon Witherspoon all received All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades.

The Big Ten's offensive awards will be announced Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT on Big Ten Network."


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If this isn’t evidence of Walters’ ability to coach up athletes, I don’t know what is. Congrats to all of those honored - it just goes to show how much development and teamwork has gone into the D this year. So happy and proud of these guys!
 
#14      

Epsilon

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Pdx
Yes and no. They had KJ listed as a wide receiver last year, so +1 for identifying talent, - 10,000 for knowing how to use it.
Yeah there have been quite a few players moving around haven’t there? I wasn’t sure how much of that was need vs optimization…
 
#15      

Illini92and96

Austin, TX
One item I find interesting....KJ was 1st Team - Media, 2nd Team - Coaches, and 2nd Team - PFF. He was graded the #1 DB in the nation by his PFF score, yet he is 2nd Team All Big Ten? What good is the PFF score if they don't even use it for handing out awards?
We are protesting the vote. Whitman has engaged Cyber Ninjas. Stay tuned.
 
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Yes and no. They had KJ listed as a wide receiver last year, so +1 for identifying talent, - 10,000 for knowing how to use it.
Remember that there were so many injuries and sickness last year that they were just trying to fill holes.