Coach Ron Zook and his staff will be spending a lot of time in front of the fax machine Feb. 6, as they await the arrival of Letters of Intent from members of the 2008 recruiting class.
Jan. 30, 2008
With NCAA Football National Letter of Intent Signing Day just one week away, the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announces its continued extensive coverage of the day's events on the official football website, coachronzook.com and on fightingillini.com. Fans will get an inside look at the Illinois "recruiting headquarters" on Wednesday, Feb. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. CT.
The site will start with a day-long blog that accounts the day's happenings beginning at 7 a.m. CT. Get all the news from within the football offices as well as up-to-the-minute details of incoming letters of intent from the Class of 2008. Fans will have opportunities to interact directly with the Illini during the day with online chats scheduled for 10 a.m. with offensive coordinator Mike Locksley and wide receiver Arrelious Benn at 2 p.m. Questions can be submitted for LOCKSLEY and BENN in advance.
Illinois sports information assistant director Mike Koon will host two segments of interviews with Illini assistant coaches at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The website also will feature a 50-minute radio show simulcast by WDWS beginning at 4:10 p.m. The radio show, hosted by Steve Kelly, will have interviews with Ron Zook, current Illini and assistant coaches.
Zook's press conference announcement of the Class of 2008 will take place at 3:30 p.m. The live audio and video will be available free to viewers of coachronzook.com. Log on to coachronzook.com to view photos, biographies and video highlights of all the members of the Class of 2008.
2008 SIGNING DAY SCHEDULE
7 a.m. - Signing Day Blog (all day, leading up to press conference)
10 a.m. - Live online chat with Illini offensive coordinator Mike Locksley
11 a.m. - Live video interviews with assistant coaches
Noon - Assistant Coach "Life on the Road" blog
1 p.m. - Live video interviews with assistant coaches
2 p.m. - Live online chat with wide receiver Arrelious Benn
3 p.m. - Showing of the recruit highlight video
3:30 p.m. - Press conference with Ron Zook (live audio and video available); biographies, photos and video highlights of Class of 2008
4 p.m. - Live radio show with Ron Zook, assistant coaches and current players