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.