INDIANAPOLIS — This spot on the calendar is an anxious one for NFL rookies.
Training camps are beginning or about to start for all 32 NFL teams.
If you’re not a top draft pick, some sleepless nights can ensue, particularly if you’re still waiting to hear a call from a prospective team.
Bob Asmussen continues his countdown of his Top 50 college football teams this fall.
No. 17: North Carolina
Coach: Larry Fedora
2013 record: 7-6
Projected 2014 record: 9-3
Circle the date: Oct. 11 at Notre Dame
Counting down the 50 most important Illini.
No. 17: Austin Teitsma, DT
New Illinois offensive line coach Tom Brattan met with the media on Wednesday for the first time since Tim Beckman hired the veteran assistant last week.
Several former Illini are making or aiming to make careers in the NFL. Take a quick look at where they are heading into team training camps.
When Tom Michael took the Eastern Illinois AD job, it left a hole in the Illinois athletic administration. One the size of a basketball arena.
It took about a second to realize the right person for the job was already in place, and the school came to the same logical conclusion.