Illinois football running back Kendrick Foster announced that he plans to transfer from the University over Twitter on Monday.SO

The sophomore redshirted in 2014 and did not play in 2013. From Peoria, Illinois, he was a three-star recruit out of high school according toSO

He finished with 78 yards on 15 carries with one touchdown in six appearances this season.SO

The Illini return Vaughn and Enyenihi next season, and also get back freshmen Dre Brown and Reggie Corbin, who redshirted this season with injuries.SO Illinois also has a commitment from four-star running back Kentrail Moran of O’Fallon, Illinois.SO

Foster did not specify what school he would be transferring to — he isn’t the first Illinois running back in recent years to depart Champaign for another college town. Former Illini running back Devin Church left the University to go play at Eastern Illinois after the 2014 season.SO

The change comes on the same day that multiple media outlets have reported that assistant coach Alex Golesh is leaving Illinois to go to Iowa StateSO. Golesh served as a running backs coach during his time at Illinois. According to the Ames Tribune, however, the deal is not finalized.SO

A Champaign TV station confirmed that he had spoken to Golesh on Monday and that the assistant coach was leaving the University to head join Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell’s staff.

Golesh was ranked as a top-10 recruiter in the Big Ten by last season, and with Bill Cubit on a two-year contract, the departure of his recruiting coordinator comes at a crucial time.SO

Both potential changes come just days after Illinois’ season-ending 24-14 loss to Northwestern and the announcement of a two-year extension given to head coach Bill Cubit.SO

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