Arrelious Benn @ The Press Conference

The real #9 from Illini Nation talks about the upcoming game against Missouri and his health vs. last season. Get inside for more on Benn.

Health-wise, and will you change with the stiff-arm this year:

"100% health-wise. I still stiff-arm; I do what I have to do to get the extra yards. I'm not to change that."

Playing a big game right out of the gate:

"It's perfect, with our schedule. We're not as young as last year; we want to see where we're at. It's going to be a great game."

Do you feel your deeper WR this year:

"We're a lot deeper. A lot of guys, Jeff Cumberland, Chris Duvalt - a lot of young guys will have to step up."

How big is this game for Juice:

"This is a big game for him. He was sidelined; he wasn't able to go out and have fun."

Compare your style to Jeremy Macklin:

"We're different guys with the same jersey numbers."

Looking for more passes this year:

"I let the coaches deal with that. I just go out and do what I need to do. Juice, he's really gotten so much better. I'm sure he can't wait to show the world what he can do. He's more of a passer and not just a run."

Will you get a lot of sleep this year the night before a game?

"Not a lot - I'm so anxious. I should be a little more calm because I know what to expect this year I think everyone is ready to get out and play."

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