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Illinois Football Rantoul Media Day: Tim Beckman Updates on Injuries, Position Battles

Illinois Media Day provided more updates on the offensive side of the ball, including when the starting quarterback will be announced.

Jeremy Werner

Tim Beckman provided multiple updates on the quarterback, wide receiver, and linebacker position battles, Donovann Young's and Tony Durkin's injury status, and movement on the offensive line at Illinois Media Day Sunday afternoon with multiple media members on hand in Champaign.

The Illini head coach did not address the recent decision on the NCAA losing its court case against former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and how student-athletes will be compensated in the future.

Beckman held his press conference in front of a rebranded backdrop with an old helmet design decal on the podium, something he felt he needed to address to keep the mood light.

Beckman also mentioned a few names that have had a "great camp."

Beckman continued to and addressed the quarterback position, stating he will make a decision after Camp Rantoul and pointed out what elements he liked in Wes Lunt, Reily O'Toole, and Aaron Bailey:

Players have moved around the defensive side of the ball, and Beckman says TJ Neal is more comfortable at mike linebacker while Carroll Phillips moves inside behind Mason Monheim:

Beckman changed back to the offensive and says Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin product Malik Turner, does not look like a freshman:

He then added that Pat Flavin has moved positions on the offensive line:

Beckman closed out the press conference by giving injury updates on Young and saying Durkin will remain with the team:

Updates on this post will come as media members talk with players.