Zook: Illini's Mendenhall likely head...

Zook: Illini's Mendenhall likely headed to NFL

There are 12 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 4, 2008, titled Zook: Illini's Mendenhall likely headed to NFL. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Coach Ron Zook chatted Thursday night with Rashard Mendenhall and came away with the impression that it was one of the last times he'd talk with the tailback as an Illinois football player.

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really

Mount Prospect, IL

#1 Jan 4, 2008
not much left to accomplish? was he AT the rose bowl?
Zeke

United States

#2 Jan 5, 2008
No mention of Mendenhall getting his degree or not.

I hope he walks away from Illinois with something besides a shot at the NFL or Arena Football.

Since: Oct 07

Woodridge, IL

#3 Jan 5, 2008
So far, he's slated to go late first round to the Niners ... but obviously, this is an "early" projection. Any chance the Bears scoop him up? Nah. They're going to blow their pick on Woodson ... a QB that doesn't even fit with the scheme (whatever that is). Good Luck to Mendenhall.
Teacher in Illinois

United States

#4 Jan 5, 2008
Well, it's not like he has a real major or anything. So why bother staying in school?

Since: Dec 07

Warrenville, SC

#5 Jan 5, 2008
Yeah, let's slam him for not getting a degree. Because there's no way an athlete ever returns further down the road to do such a thing.
phyllis-f

Skokie, IL

#6 Jan 5, 2008
"At the Rose Bowl, Mendenhall said he didn't have much left to accomplish in college ... " How about earning a degree? He is a STUDENT-athlete, right?
Mac

Chillicothe, OH

#7 Jan 5, 2008
Whether he gets a degree isn't anybody's business but his and his family's. If you could teach, or practice law, or enter your chosen profession with three years of college education, you might have left early as well. By the way, Teacher, do you know what his major or curriculum is, or are you just stereotyping?
Aaron A

Compton, CA

#8 Jan 5, 2008
I could care less about what degree he has Teacher... Sounds like jealousy on your part.

I don't think he's ready yet for the NFL. He's ,what, 21 years old and is going to be facing 27 year old monsters who do this for a living. He needs another year of seasoning and growth at ILL
Go Illini

Roselle, IL

#9 Jan 5, 2008
Rashard is a semester away from earning his degree. He can easily do that before he's needed in the NFL. FWIW, Lehman already has earned his Master's degree...Illinois Athlete's ARE STUDENT athletes.
Tastic

Evergreen Park, IL

#10 Jan 5, 2008
really wrote:
not much left to accomplish? was he AT the rose bowl?
YES HE WAS AT DA ROSE BOWL HE WAS DA ONLY ONE THAT SHOWED UP IN ORANGE DUMMY 17 CARRIES 155 YARDS AND 59 RECIEVING YARDS
Tastic

Evergreen Park, IL

#11 Jan 5, 2008
Zeke wrote:
No mention of Mendenhall getting his degree or not.
I hope he walks away from Illinois with something besides a shot at the NFL or Arena Football.
ARENA? THATS A INSULT RASHARD IS ONE OF IF NOT THE BEST BACK IN THE NATION...HE DOES MORE WITH THE BALL WITH LESS TOUCHES THAN ANYBODY ELSE.. AND NOT TO MENTION HE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL EARLY SO HE WILL HAVE ONE SEMESTER TO GO AFTER THE SPRING SEMESTER...U WANT DETAILS I GOT EM

THE NON FOOTBALL PLAYER BIG BROTHER
TASTIC
Tastic

Evergreen Park, IL

#13 Jan 5, 2008
Aaron A wrote:
I could care less about what degree he has Teacher... Sounds like jealousy on your part.
I don't think he's ready yet for the NFL. He's ,what, 21 years old and is going to be facing 27 year old monsters who do this for a living. He needs another year of seasoning and growth at ILL
WELL HES 20 TURNING 21 IN JUNE...HES PHYSICALLY READY I GUESS U HAVENT FOLLOWED HIS CAREER ... ADRIAN PETERSON...LADANIAN TOMLINSON...IF ANYBODY NEEDS AN EXTRA YEAR ITS MIKE HART...O WAIT HES A SENIOR AND STILL DOESNT SHINE AS BRIGHT

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