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lamberts-lost-tooth 06-17-2008 09:31 AM

Walter Mendenhall leaves Illinois for Illinois State
 
Walter Mendenhall leaves Illinois for Illinois State
The Associated Press
8:27 PM CDT, June 13, 2008

Running back Walter Mendenhall has made his plans to transfer from Illinois final, enrolling at Illinois State as a grad student and joining the football team.

Redbirds coach Denver Johnson says Mendenhall has started working out with the team.

His brother, Rashard Mendenhall, led the Illini and the Big Ten in rushing. The Steelers drafted him in the first round of this year's NFL draft. Walter Mendenhall left Illinois after getting only limited playing time. He carried the ball four times for 57 yards last season.

Walter Mendenhall will compete for playing time with last year's starter, Geno Blow, and three other tailbacks. The 6-foot, 225-pound Mendenhall has graduated from Illinois but has a year of eligibility left.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,1391633.story

Dino 6 Rings 06-17-2008 11:16 AM

Re: Walter Mendenhall leaves Illinois for Illinois State
 
interesting, either he couldn't get the starting job at Illinois or had a problem with the coaching staff.

lamberts-lost-tooth 06-17-2008 11:54 AM

Re: Walter Mendenhall leaves Illinois for Illinois State
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dino 5 Rings (Post 406151)
interesting, either he couldn't get the starting job at Illinois or had a problem with the coaching staff.

Coaching problem
..all the Illinois State and University of Illinois blogs are saying that Zook is pressuring players that he didnt sign...to leave. Also allegations that he only kept Walter on the roster, to keep his brother at Illinois.

Dino 6 Rings 06-17-2008 12:21 PM

Re: Walter Mendenhall leaves Illinois for Illinois State
 
thanks for the inside skinny

millwalldavey 06-17-2008 02:56 PM

Re: Walter Mendenhall leaves Illinois for Illinois State
 
Thats a shame.

Preacher 06-17-2008 05:36 PM

Re: Walter Mendenhall leaves Illinois for Illinois State
 
Seems then that our new player got fed up with the politics of the game.

Can't blame him for that.

And hey... to get a year of a master's program out of it.... that isn't a loss at all!!


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