Spring Football Update: April 2

The Illini have just four practices left this spring.
The Illini have just four practices left this spring.

April 2, 2014

Beckman Interview | OC Cubit Interview | Spring Schedule

The Illini completed practice No. 11 of 15 on Wednesday morning at Memorial Stadium. The Orange and Blue donned full pads on a chilly morning in Champaign-Urbana, their second practice back from Spring Break.

Illinois returns to the field on Friday, but it won't be at Memorial Stadium. The Illini will hit the road for their second "away" practice on Friday, traveling to Springfield for a scrimmage at Sacred Heart Griffin High School. The SHG practice will be free and open to the public starting at 6 p.m. Earlier in the spring, the Illini traveled up to Chicago for a practice at Gately Stadium.

Next week, the Illini will practice on Tuesday morning (change from the original schedule), then on Thursday evening with the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Clinic in town, all leading up to the annual Orange and Blue Spring Game on Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m.

The Illinois QB Episode 2
The Illinois QB is a video series following Fighting Illini QBs Reilly O'Toole, Wes Lunt and Aaron Bailey throughout spring practices. All three are from the state of Illinois and are competing for the 2014 starting job. Episode two was released on Tuesday and in it you'll hear what offensive coordinator Bill Cubit is looking for from the quarterbacks, go inside the QB film room and get a look at the full contact scrimmage midway through spring ball.

Spring Practice Video Reports
No. 1 - Defensive Backs
No. 2 - Wide Receivers
No. 3 - Outside Linebackers
No. 4 - Running Backs
No. 5 - Offensive Line
No. 6 - Defensive Line
No. 7 - Quarterbacks

Wednesday Post-Practice Interviews: