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Healthy And Slimmer, Liuget Ready To Dominate

Corey Liuget (Holly Smith)

The beauty of time is that it can heal both physical and mental wounds. For the Fighting Illini football team, there was much to heal after last fall. Most of the top players were injured at least part of the season, and nine losses damaged the psyche. But according to Corey Liuget those wounds are healing. Better days are ahead.

Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget was expected to dominate as a sophomore last fall. However, weight gain and a sprained ankle set back his progress. He played through the ankle injury, preventing total healing. "It took me the whole rest of the season. I wasn't myself the whole season, from the fourth game on down. I just got back in the spring." Football players always say the same...

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