By Michael O'Brien

September 2007 Archives

Demetrius Jones to ...

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Sorry NIU fans but ESPN is reporting that the former Morgan Park All-Stater and Game 1 starter this fall for Notre Dame as a redshirt freshman is transferring to

Trivial pursuit

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Can you name the two Chicago area high school football players who went on to win the Heisman Trophy?

"I think it was a good hire for Illinois," McGinnis said. "He's a fine person. I've met him a few times. He's a loyal guy and a great fit. I think he'll do a good job for them."

On the reaction in the city:

"There hasn't been a reaction. There's no backlash. All the players I know speak highly of him."

InsideCarolina.com broke the story. Here's the Raleigh News and Observer's take on the situation: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/unc/story/709830.html

As of this afternoon, Shumpert himself was unaware of the controversy. He did mention that of the former Tar Heel players, only Sean May encouraged him to attend North Carolina.

Iman Shumpert update

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Shumpert is receiving home visits from the coaches of his final three schools this week. Paul Hewitt was at the Shumpert home on Sunday, Roy Williams is visiting tonight and Tom Crean will be there on Thursday. Scott Powers sat down with Shumpert today, so be on the lookout for a full story on the Oak Park star and his recruitment at the Sun-Times new preps site: highschoolsports.suntimes.com.

Just wondering

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When is the last time that Waukegan and Wauconda started the football season 3-0?

Is Simeon coach Robert Smith headed to Illinois?

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Simeon coach Robert Smith is ready to talk with Illinois coach Bruce Weber about the assistant coach opening in Champaign.

"If the opportunity arose I would definitely take it," Smith said. "I've always wanted to coach at Illinois."

Smith said he and Weber have discussed Smith's college coaching aspirations in the past, but never about any position at Illinois. Smith was listed as a candidate for the job in the Champaign newspaper today.

"I called coach Weber today but couldn't get a hold of him," Smith said.

Smith, who led the Wolverines to the last two Class AA state titles, has always been a vocal supporter of Illinois.

"As a high school coach I've tried not to be too biased," Smith said. "I want kids to go to Illinois, but you have to let them make their own decisions. I want Illinois to be one of the best teams in the country. I could help them do that as an assistant coach."

Super showdowns

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Two Friday night games football in the south suburbs pit teams ranked in the Chicago Sun-Times Super 25 going head-tohead — Oak Forest at Richards in a South Suburban crossover and Lincoln-Way Central at Bolingbrook in the SouthWest Suburban

A look at the book

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Football's Second Season is the subject of an semi autobiographical book by Tom Lemming, done with Taylor Bell
It is the subject of my prep column that will appear in Friday's Sun-Times

Local girls team in Springfield event

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Buffalo Grove, Montini and Bolingbrook will all participate in the PREMIER GIRLS PREP CLASSIC**

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Lincoln Land Community College

5250 Shepherd Road

Springfield, Illinois 62794

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