Illini Welcome 'Coaches Clinic'


April 9, 1999

The Fighting Illini continued spring workouts outside in cloudy, blustery conditions with temperatures in the 50's. Nearly 2,000 coaches from throughout the state of Illinois attended the practice session as part of the weekend festivities surrounding the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association "Coaches Clinic," co-sponsored by the University of Illinois. Following practice, the IHSFCA popular Friday night Cookout featured a barbeque in the Great West Hall for more than 2,000 coaches and guests.

The Illini will conduct a 100-play scrimmage Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. with the first-team offense squaring off with the first-team defense and the second units facing each other. The scrimmage should last 90 minutes to two hours and is open to the public.

The featured attraction of the weekend "Coaches Clinic" is a coaching seminar delivered by Illinois native and former Eastern Illinois star Mike Shanahan, now the head coach of the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. Shanahan's address is scheduled for Saturday, April 10 from 9:15-11:40 a.m. at the Assembly Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the door Saturday morning for $ 10.