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Bill Cole Getting Comfortable In Third Season

Bill Cole (Jack Lyman)

College coaches make recruiting decisions based on their projections of how much players will continue to improve and mature. It is an inexact science as some players take longer than others to reach their full potential. Illini junior Bill Cole's progress is continuing, and he may finally have found his niche on the team.

Bill Cole, who answers both to Bill or Billy, has struggled with injuries his first two seasons at Illinois. He was showing signs of helping as a freshman when he suffered his first injury. His timing was even worse last year as he sprained an ankle at the beginning of formal practices and wasn't able to compete for a position until much later in the year. He has been healthy throughout... Recommended Stories

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