The Spring Game Setup

The Spring Game Setup

The when, what, where, who and how about the Illinois spring football game.

CHAMPAIGN - Coach Tim Beckman and his staff laid out three board goals for the Illinois football team entering spring practice.

- To become mentally tougher.
- To grow closer together as a team, to become one.
- To always compete, make everything about the competition.

All other goals and objectives lead back to one of those three general ideas.

The team will have a chance to show how much progress has been made following last season's 2-10 disappointment in Friday's spring game.

"We have to progress, and we have to move forward," Beckman said. "Of course you want to learn from your past experiences, but we have to move forward."


The Blue-Orange Game
Friday, April 12, 8 p.m. - Memorial Stadium - Free admission
Big Ten Network

The format:

- Normal clock for the first three quaters, running clock for fourth quarter except for the final two minutes.
- All drives after a score will start at the 30 yard line (no kickoffs or kick returns)
- All punts will be fair caught (no punt returns)
- Field goals and extra points will be kicked with no rush
- Quarterbacks will not be live (will be down when touched by defense)
- Spring Awards will be presented on field after the game

Orange Team:

4 Reilly O'Toole .......... QB
7 Martize Barr........... WR
8 Miles Osei............. WR
10 Chase Haslett**........ QB
11 Jevaris Little........... DB
12 Eric Finney ...........STAR
17 Taylor Zalewski..........PK
18 Justin DuVernois..........P
18 Jeremey Whitlow........ DB
22 Dami Ayoola ........... RB
23 Ben Mathis............ DB
23 Cameron Tucker** ...... RB
24 Darius Mosely.......... DB
25 Sean Arowolaju......... DB
26 Cedric Doxy............ DB
27 Eaton Spence.......... DB
28 Lakeith Walls........RB/DB
30 Houston Bates ..........LB
33 Zepheniah Grimes .......LB
35 Sean White**...........LB
36 Brad Janitz..............P
38 David Reisner**.........PK
46 Samuel Ogunkoya**..... DB
47 Tim Clary** ............TE
52 T.J. Neal ...............LB
52 Alex Hill ...............OL
55 Chris Boles.............OL
56 Michael Martin..........LS
57 Austin Schmidt..........OL
58 Kenny Nelson ...........DL
64 Robbie Bain** ..........DL
65 Christian DiLauro ........OL
69 Ted Karras .............OL
70 Corey Lewis ............OL
72 Dallas Hinkhouse........OL
82 Kameron Fry........... WR
84 Justin Hardee.......... WR
85 Tim Lukas............. WR
89 Evan Wilson ............TE
92 Abe Cajuste** ..........DL
93 Teko Powell.............DL
97 Vontrell Williams ........DL

Coaching staff:

Mike Bellamy - Head coach/WRs
Bill Cubit - Offensive Co./QBs
Tim Salem - RBs/Special teams
Al Seamonson - OLBs
Mike Ward - LBs
Justin Hood - Graduate Assistant
Drew Nystrom - Graduate Assistant
Tim Simpson - Honorary coach
Bob Standring - Honorary coach
Craig Swoope - Honorary coach

Blue Team:

2 V'Angelo Bentley........ DB
2 Nathan Scheelhaase .... QB
3 Taylor Barton .......... DB
5 Donovonn Young........ RB
6 Josh Ferguson.......... RB
9 Earnest Thomas III...... DB
10 B.J. Bello ............STAR
10 Chase Haslett**........ QB
12 Ryan Lankford ......... WR
13 Ryan Frain ........... PK/P
17 Jonathan McKoy ........ DB
20 Fritz Rock............. WR
20 Clayton Fejedelem ...... DB
23 Cameron Tucker** ...... RB
29 Peter Bonahoom........ WR
29 Nelson Lugo ........... DB
31 Leslie Poole ........... WR
34 Mike Svetina............LB
35 Sean White**...........LB
37 Davontay Kwaaning ..... DB
38 David Reisner**.........PK
43 Mason Monheim.........LB
44 Austin Teitsma..........DL
46 Samuel Ogunkoya**..... DB
47 Tim Clary** ............TE
54 Zach Hirth .............LS
59 Tim Kynard.............DL
60 Tony Durkin ............OL
64 Robbie Bain** ..........DL
67 Jake Feldmeyer..........OL
68 Simon Cvijanovic ........OL
71 Joe Spencer ............OL
73 Chris O'Connor..........OL
74 Michael Heitz ...........OL
75 Patrick Flavin...........OL
76 Jesse Chadwell..........OL
80 Spencer Harris ......... WR
83 Brennen VanMieghem ....PK
86 Tim Russell ............TE
90 Dejazz Woods...........DL
92 Abe Cajuste** ..........DL
95 Jake Howe..............DL

Coaching Staff:

Greg Colby - Head coach, DL
Tim Banks - Defensive Co./DBs
Alex Golesh - TEs/Specialists
A.J. Ricker - OL
Anthony Antonnacci - Graduate assistant
Kolby Jackson - Graduate assistant
Chuck Kogut - Honorary coach
Tavon Wilson - Honorary coach
John Wright Sr. - Honorary coach

Will not participate (due to injury or academics):

6 Darrius Caldwell.........DL
9 Steve Hull............. WR
11 Matt LaCosse...........TE
19 Kenny Knight .......... WR
21 Devin Church .......... WR
21 Zane Petty ............ DB
31 Nick North ............ DB
45 Jonathan Brown .........LB
48 Henry Dickinson .........LB
3 Jon Davis ..............TE
8 Dillan Cazley .......... DB
14 James Nudera.......... QB
22 Nick Forzley ........... DB
32 Daniel Quintana.......STAR
42 Ralph Cooper ...........LB
66 Scott McDowell..........OL
78 Ryan Nowicki ...........OL

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