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Lankford Looking For More Opportunities

Ryan Lankford (Holly Smith)

The Fighting Illini football team roster shows a number of receivers counting several walkons. Despite that, there is minimal experience beyond the starters. Fortunately, the three top receivers are all juniors with two years experience. Ryan Lankford is one of those, and he's excited with all the changes taking place on the team.

Ryan Lankford is pleased with the new Illinois coaching staff. "I like the coaches a lot. I like the whole atmosphere. We tried to change some things from last year, which is great. Just having fun really. I like coach (Tim) Beckman. He's real family oriented. He likes to have fun, but he wants us to do the work, which is what I like to do. "Like the previous staff, he wants us to come in...

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