The Fighting Illini football team has placed four players in the first round of the NFL draft in the last three years. Among those who may go high in future NFL drafts is Illini junior linebacker Jonathan Brown. He appears to be adapting readily to the new coaching staff and schemes, and he is working hard to prepare himself for a great season.
A profile on University of Illinois linebackers coach Mike Ward. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is the the first in a series of articles profiling the new Illini football coaching staff. Up first is linebackers coach Mike Ward.
Mike Ward followed Tim Beckman to Champaign less than two weeks after Beckman was announced as the new head football coach of the Illinois Fighting...
Inconspicuous, he is not.
Meyers Leonard grinned sheepishly as he ducked his head to exit an eatery inside Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. As he crossed the massive foyer, necks swiveled. Whispers grew.
"He must be 7-feet tall," a woman within earshot said.
The NBA draft profile has Leonard listed at 7-foot-tall. In case there were any questions as to whether...