I chatted with Ty Johnson during the Big Ten’s Media Day about how he can improve this season upon last season’s big numbers, what it means to be one of ESPN’s players to watch this season, which running backs he likes to watch and learn from, how he learned to be a more patient runner and he talked about Maryland’s tough schedule this season.
Gerald Holmes chatted with the media during Big Ten Media Day about how working for everything has helped make him a leader, being excited to get back on the field, why he admires his dad and Eric Thomas, and the confidence he got rushing for 100 yards against Notre Dame last season.
Jaylen Dunlap had a blast chatting with the media during Big Ten Media Day and covered a wide range of topics. Some of the main topics he covered were why Illinois’ coaching staff is among best in college football, the leadership role he’s taking on a young defense, why he feels Lovie Smith is the best coach in college football and how to build confidence when a team hasn’t won as much as players and fans would like.
I chatted with Rashard Fant during the Big Ten Media Day about why he worked out with Indiana’s receivers this winter, leading college football in pass breakups the past two seasons, why he’s working hard at staying in the moment and why it’s important to raise the standard and expectations of Indiana football.
I chatted with Malik Turner during Big Ten Media Day about why he’s excited about the upcoming season, why Illinois is poised to surprise a lot of teams this season and the work he’s put in to become a possible NFL player after this season.