By Kirkland Chappell/IlliniGuys Football Contributor
There's nothing wonderful about spring football practice.
Everyone sweating. Coaches screaming. Feet hurting. Muscles aching.
Past generations might say it's the kind of exercise that would 'separate the men from the boys'. New Illini football coach Bret Bielema had a different takeaway at the conclusion of spring workouts.
“Of our 102 meetings that we had, no one said that they wanted to leave and I told our coaches that is a great indication of what we are building", says the veteran coach. When you're essentially starting from scratch - trying to elevate . . .
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