Apr 12, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini running back Donovonn Young (5) runs for a touchdown during the first half of the spring football game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Roundtable: Was Donovonn Young’s 2013 Spring Game Performance a Fluke?


With it almost being a week since the 2013 Illinois Spring Game, the staff of Writing Illini gives their opinions about the performance of the team, but mostly the performance by running back Donovonn Young. Young ran for 86 yards and three touchdowns in the 2013 Spring Game.

Ricky: Donovonn Young put on a show for the Blue team as he scored three total touchdowns. Young seemed to just feel good in the new offensive system. I feel like the run game is the area of the offense that needs to improve the most from last year and, if this is the new direction for the Illinois offense under new offensive coordinator Bill Cubit, then I think this Illinois football team will do better than they did last year.

Austin: I hope Young’s performance was not just a fluke. I would have liked to see more yards out of him. However, I am happy with his scoring production. I loved the three rushing touchdowns, but I was a bit let down by the mere 86 yards.

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  • Jim Fritch

    Comeon Tim,build a fire under those guys.We want a sucess story there and us
    “Buckeye” fans will be rooting for you & your team.”Beat Michigan”……………….

    • Ricky Widmer

      There is no doubt that this will be the year to see what Tim Beckman is made of as the head coach at Illinois. Ohio State has a nice shot to win the Big Ten this season, but Illinois could turn some heads.

      Thanks for the comment!