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Leshoure Injury A Blessing In Disguise

Mikel Leshoure

The Fighting Illini football team wants to run the ball more effectively this fall. New offensive coordinator Mike Schultz had great success in the run game at TCU, and he wants to do the same thing at Illinois. Upcoming sophomore Mikel Leshoure is one of the running backs being counted on to make Schultz' offense successful.

Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure showed good potential last fall running the ball as a true freshman. However, he broke his jaw in an off-the-field incident with a teammate. He says the problems between the two have been ironed out. "Team chemistry is good and things between the person who the incident was with and I are good. The story that came out wasn't fully accurate, but it is over...

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