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Kicking Off the New Season
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Big Ten Network studio host and Mizzou Alum Mike Hall joins Boz and Mr G's on the season's premiere show. We'll also talk Illini Football with Champaign News Gazette sports writer Bob Asmussen.
Episode Segments:
 
TALKING ILLINI 9/1/09 HOUR ONE
Boz & Mr. G give their take on the offseason, Coach Zooks 2009 starting lineup, and what the team needs to do to be successful.

Then, Bob Asmussen gives us his biggest surprises and disappointments from Camp Rantoul, and why this year will be different than last year. He also discusses the additions to the coaching staff, the special teams, and the schedule.
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TALKING ILLINI 9/1/09 HOUR TWO
The Big 10 Networks Mike Hall joins the guys to give us a scouting report on the Tigers & what we can expect to see from them this weekend. Then Boz & Mr. G talk about what theyre expecting to see from the Illini this season, their projected offensive sleepers, and a spirited debate on who and whos not a veteran.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Bob Asmussen
Bob Asmussen is in his 13th year covering the Illinois football team as the full-time beat writer for the Champaign News-Gazette. He is in his 2oth year at the News-Gazette overall.

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Mike Hall
Hall is perhaps best known for being the winner of the first season of ESPN's reality television show Dream Job. For his efforts, Hall won a one-year contract to be an anchor on ESPN's popular sports news program SportsCenter, and a new Mazda3. On the night that he won, March 28, 2004, Hall also took a sports quiz to raise his salary. His salary started at $70,000. He then answered five trivia questions, each correct answer worth $5,000, to bump his first-year salary to $95,000. On May 15, 2004, Hall graduated from the University of Missouri–Columbia. At 1 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 20, 2004, Hall began his stint as an official SportsCenter anchor alongside Linda Cohn, having already done some work for ESPNEWS. Before Missouri, he attended Glenbard West High School. Currently, Mike He anchors "Big Ten Tonight," reports from sidelines during Big Ten games and serves as host of the Friday Night Tailgate. He also blogs on Bigtennetwork.com and posts his very own video reports. Hall also makes appearances doing sideline reporting for The NFL on FOX.

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