Friday, October 06, 2006

Illinois has Juice

It's amazing what one game will do. All of a sudden Juice Williams is the man.

ESPN is up with a story on the Illini Freshman Phenom QB here.

This was my favorite part of the story:

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Williams is out of the Vince Young/Troy Smith mold -- a mobile athlete who can turn trouble into triumph in the blink of an eye.

All looked lost when he dropped a shotgun snap at Michigan State, but instead Williams kept his eyes downfield as he reached for the ball, then found it and lofted a 69-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Willis.

(AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Williams has already thrown three touchdown passes of 65 yards or longer, the most by any quarterback in school history.

Yes, more than Jeff George, Jack Trudeau, Tony Eason, Dave Wilson or Kurt Kittner.

When was the last time we got a positive article about our football program????

The Chicago Tribune profiles Juice and IU QB Kellen Lewis today as well.

Finally, I enjoyed ESPN's Bottom 10 this week too. Illinois is not even on the waiting list and check out No. 5...especially the logo (hint: it has to do with the famous fine-inducing flag plant).

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