Mom wants Benn to return in 2010

Mom wants Benn to return in 2010

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Don’t pencil Arrelious Benn in for the 2010 NFL draft just yet. His mom, Denise, wants him back at Illinois next season.

“I would love to see him stay,” Denise Benn said.

Denise Benn said her son hasn’t moved forward in seeking an evaluation from the NFL. And she hasn’t heard from agents.

“I’ve not been getting any bothersome calls from anyone, and I appreciate that,” Denise Benn said. “It all keeps me grounded to the very real possibility of him staying.”

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MadIllini wrote on December 03, 2009 at 12:12 pm

NFL money comes along only once.... college will always be there. Take the money and RUN!

cnichols401 wrote on December 03, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I feel bad for Benn. Why stay another year and have nobody throw him the ball? Tear it up in the camps and jump!!!

tonyjb37 wrote on December 03, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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I want Benn to come back because he is exciting to watch and we need him if we ever hope to turn this thing around. Hopefully we will get an elite coach like Chris Petersen from Boise State to come in here and also help with that process and Benn can drastically improve his draft status. It always helps to stay as many years as you can.

tonyjb37 wrote on December 03, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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I applaud Benns mother for wanting her son to return to the Illini for another year. I know that, was not an easy decision for her to make considering the state of failure the Illini football team is experiencing.

senior32 wrote on December 03, 2009 at 1:12 pm

He gone....

NighthawkWatch wrote on December 03, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Petersen will not come to Illinois. What reason would he have to come here? Boise State is the better program, is more highly regarded than Illinois, and has better recruiting grounds than Illinois currently enjoys. IF he ever does leave Boise State, it'll most likely be for a Pac-10 or Big 12 job because he's from the west coast. He has a great thing going at Boise State and is very happy out there.

peterborich wrote on December 03, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Maybe, just maybe, with a different and more-accurate QB next year, Regis would be used less as a decoy, and more as a real receiver. C'mon back, Regis . .make yourself the #1 overall pick in 2011. . . .

youlikeroses wrote on December 03, 2009 at 4:12 pm

He's not projected in the first round anymore, which means no GUARANTEED money... tough choice. This year he has shown to be injury prone, which is never good.

One more year would be better for him and his status.

dguire wrote on December 03, 2009 at 8:12 pm

If he is a first round pick (which it doesn't sound like), then he should go to the NFL. Don't waste your time with this sinking ship. For some reason he wasn't utilized like he should have been anyway.

kfj wrote on December 04, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Best wishes to you and your future endeavors. I would come back next year and get healthy and complete your degree first! Go Illini!!