After a full day of interviews, photos and signing autographs for fans on Sunday, the Fighting Illini moved to Camp Rantoul for wall-to-wall football during week two of training camp. The Illini hit the practice fields off U.S. Route 45 at 9 a.m. Monday morning for the first of two sessions. Illinois worked extensively on special teams fundamentals for the first portion of practice, then moved into individual drills, 7-on-7 and team sections on a cool, overcast morning.
After an afternoon filled with film study and meetings, the team strapped on full pads for a scrimmage Monday evening.
The scrimmage began with situational work, starting with red-zone action then working through "coming out" situations, with the offense beginning drives in the shadow of its own goal line. The No. 1 offense faced the No. 2 defense, and the No. 1 defense went against the No. 2 offense. As expected, the No. 1 units controlled the action through most of those situational drills.
The Fighting Illini have a single practice Tuesday beginning at 4:15 p.m. All practices at Camp Rantoul are free and open to the public.