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SportsTalk with Brian Moline 8-28-14 - Brian talks to Fred Kroner, with comments from Big Tent football coaches and your TIS College Bookstore Trivia Question.
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CHAMPAIGN — Illinois spent the offseason making some wholesale changes to its offense following its fifth Sweet 16 appearance in six seasons. Gone is the high-ball attack. Gone is the 5-1 rotation.
Instead, the Illini are picking up the pace — a lot — and playing in a 6-2 system.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois could wear a different football uniform for every game this season.
And not sport the same look through next season, too.
CHAMPAIGN — Steven Lee started his high school football career as a lineman.
He understood the reasons.
“I was always one of the biggest, strongest and fastest,” Lee said.
He was somewhat of a reluctant lineman.
“In my head, I imagined myself as a receiver,” Lee said. “My dream wasn’t to be a lineman.”
CHAMPAIGN — Michael Martin knows all the words to all the school songs at Illinois.
Has a wardrobe full of Illinois gear. Could probably recite key moments — and obscure ones — of Illinois football history.
And this was all before he took part in a practice for Illinois.
A true first game
Nathan West has had first games before. There was the first football game he played as well as the first football game he coached.
At 7 p.m. Friday, he can add another first to his list.
West will make his debut as head coach when his Georgetown-Ridge Farm football team hosts Warrensburg-Latham.