Illini look for fresh start in 2009

Williams and Benn hope learning curve points Illinois back to Big Ten title race

Originally Published: August 28, 2009
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

RANTOUL, Ill. -- Juice Williams and Arrelious Benn are best known for what they do on Saturday afternoons, but some of their most important work at Illinois has taken place after the sun goes down.

One night this spring, Williams and Benn transformed from quarterback and wide receiver into sheriff and deputy. After an incident involving Fighting Illini players at a Champaign establishment, coaches made certain hot spots off-limits.

The next night, Williams wanted ...

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