A new coach, a new way of doing things in preseason training camp for the Illini.

CHAMPAIGN -- A new coach, a new way of doing things in preseason training camp for the Illini.


Illinois football coach Tim Beckman will work his team through one week of Camp Rantoul -- instead of two weeks under past coaches -- before returning to campus, where the workouts are off limits to the public. Beckman doesn't have any plans for an open scrimmage prior to the season opener against Western Michigan on Sept. 1.


The Illini report Sunday and begin practice Monday in Rantoul. For the first three days, the Illini will hold split-squad workouts. After a practice on Aug. 12, the Illini return to campus for fan appreciation day from 5 to 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium and continue the preseason camp behind closed doors.


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Training camp schedule


Monday -- 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.


Tuesday -- 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.


Aug. 8 -- 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.


Aug. 9 -- 9 a.m.


Aug. 10 -- 9 a.m.


Aug. 11 -- 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Aug. 12 -- 9 a.m.


Aug. 13 -- 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Aug. 14 -- 2:30 p.m.


Aug. 15 -- 4 p.m.


Aug. 16 -- 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.


Aug. 17 -- 4 p.m.


Aug. 18 -- 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.


Aug. 19 -- off day


Aug. 20 -- 9 a.m.


Aug. 21 -- 2:30 p.m.


Aug. 22 -- 4 p.m.


Aug. 23 -- 9 a.m.


Aug. 24 -- 9 a.m.


Aug. 25 -- 10 a.m