The Illinois Coaching Staff

#1,801      
Decatur, IL
I loved it when Henry says "coach can drop me off in Africa and I'm gonna come back with some players." Sounds like a great recruiter to me from the interview. Judging by the interviews so far this staff has a ton of character and class! I think they will relate to recruits very well.
 
#1,809      
Pretty quiet in here. Are we waiting on BB to find just the right people to finish off the staff? Is it possible the last couple hires are still coaching NFL games?
 
#1,810      
no recruiting happening
no new coaches announced

I’m surprised there isn’t a new thread about uniforms or the crappy food at MemStad
 
#1,814      
I kind of thought they would be young guys from the college ranks as well. I will be relieved when they are finally announced.
 
#1,817      
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#1,818      

Aaron Henry talking about Bielema in his grandma's living room telling her that he was going to take care of Aaron whether he made it to the NFL or not, then Aaron being able to go to recruits now, years later, tell that story and show that Bielema meant it is such a strong authentic recruiting pitch. Loved his story about starting off as a landscaper in Arkansas waiting for a college football coaching spot to open up. You go from being an NFL player, to a landscaper, I mean that had to be humbling. Then I didn't know that he was an ordained preacher as well, and was planning on being the team chaplain for NC State. This guy is the read deal. I feel like this staff really gets college football. You couldn't ask for better young up and coming coaches than Henry, Miller, and Walters IMO. We got some quality quality people here.
 
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#1,819      
Did anyone happen to listen to BB on with Jim Mattson on 101.1 this AM? I did not. I tried to see if you could play it online still and never found anything. I was wondering if he said anything about a time frame to finalize his staff. Or any info anyone might have heard. I saw him say they discussed giving help to Kendrick Green on interviews and workouts. But that was the only thing I saw tweeted.
 
#1,821      
Well if the current pattern holds up. One today one tomorrow. They seems to like to spread each announcement to it's own day. Since they already said two player announcements coming. Maybe Monday and Tuesday instead.
 
#1,822      
Well if the current pattern holds up. One today one tomorrow. They seems to like to spread each announcement to it's own day. Since they already said two player announcements coming. Maybe Monday and Tuesday instead.

I think both today unless they are not finalized. Players return today/tomorrow. He wants the staff set.
 
#1,823      
Des Moines, Iowa
They’ve announced a couple on the same day. Petersen/OL. I know there was another two just can’t remember who it was. Lol. I suffer from CRS - Can’t Remember Sh!t.
 
#1,824      

This was a great interview with Bielema. He’s by far the most personable coaching personality we’ve had since Bill Self
 
#1,825      
Naperville
I think both today unless they are not finalized. Players return today/tomorrow. He wants the staff set.

I'm guessing Bellamy is one of them. I participated in an Alumni Q & A with BB on Wednesday evening and he mentioned that there are a "couple" of guys returning from the previous staff. He could have been referring to analysts and graduate assistants as well, but I was under the impression that he was referring to a position coach.