Training Camp Day 9 Notes & Links

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Beckman Post-Practice Interview | Training Camp Central

Following Monday's double practice, which included a scrimmage, Illinois had a single afternoon session on Tuesday. The team once again worked on special teams for a good portion of the early segment of practice before splitting up into individual position drills. Then they came back together for the team period.

Former Illini offensive lineman Jim Juriga watched the Camp Rantoul practice from the sidelines. One of the 10 greatest offensive linemen in Memorial Stadium history and a member of Illinois' All-Century team, Juriga was a two-time All-American and three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection. He helped lead Illinois to the 1984 Rose Bowl and played for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV.

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Following practice, freshman Marchie Murdock became the latest rookie to be de-striped, signifying that he is no longer considered a newcomer to the team. Below is a list of players who have been de-striped so far:

WR Martize Barr - 8/9
DL Abe Cajuste - 8/9
QB Aaron Bailey - 8/10 AM
DB Darius Mosely - 8/10 AM
TE Tyler White - 8/12 AM
STAR James Crawford - 8/12 AM
WR Dionte Taylor - 8/12 PM
WR Marchie Murdock - 8/13

The Illini have another double practice Wednesday, starting with a 9 a.m. session in full pads and a 4:15 p.m. workout in shells. The Big Ten Network's preseason bus tour will be at the morning practice to tape material for Illinois' preview show, which will air at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21. BTN studio host Dave Revsine, analysts Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo, and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will watch the Illini's workout before conducting interviews for the show.

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