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Camp Rantoul Rolls On

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IMG_6507.JPGThe Illini held practice No. 8 Thursday afternoon at Camp Rantoul. Fans were treated to a spectacular touchdown pass from Nathan Scheelhaase to Anthony Williams in the back corner of the end zone during 7-on-7 drills. Then during the live, short yardage situations Jason Ford had a long touchdown run and freshman running back Donovonn Young had several nice runs, including a first down run where he broke several tackles and carried a defender across the first down line. After he finally did go down, he got up to helmet slaps and high fives from his offensive teammates.

Post-practice Interviews: Coach Ron Zook | RB Jason Ford | DB Tavon Wilson

The Orange and Blue will hold practice No. 9 on Friday from 3:30-6 pm, their last workout before their first live scrimmage of the fall on Saturday night at Rantoul High School (6:30 pm). The Big Ten Network will be on site Saturday, filming footage for their Illinois Big Ten Football Preview Tour, which airs on Aug. 18 at 7 pm CT.  

"Camp Rantoul" Episode 2

Episode two of the five-part Camp Rantoul video series was released today at Fighting Illini Training Camp Central and CoachRonZook.com. Covered in this episode are "the horn", the first full pads practice, Zook's love of all things Rantoul, the Oklahoma Drill, two-a-days and those wonderful post-practice ice baths. It even has a cameo by WCIA sports anchor Matt Wettersten. Another highlight is Jack Cornell's stare and Steve Irwin impression at the 3:58 mark. Great work once again by Illini Productions. Look for part 3 of the series on Monday, Aug. 15. 

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