LOVIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Illinois Football: Calvin Tyler Loving Illini Visit

When Lovie Smith became the head coach of the Illinois football team many Illini fans, including myself, thought he would turn the program around. These thoughts are starting to come to fruition with the class of 2017 and beyond. Lovie’s hiring has sparked interest and intrigue in an Illinois program that lacked the lust that […] Illinois Football: Calvin Tyler Loving Illini...
Via Writing Illini
19 hours ago

WATCH: CSN goes 1-on-1 with Illini coach Lovie Smith

CSNChicago.com Big Ten Writer Vinnie Duber sits down for a 1-on-1 interview with Illinois head coach Lovie Smith.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Football: Lovie Smith Hangs with Chicago Fans Before Big Ten Media Days

Before turning their attention to the Big Ten Media Days this week, new Illinois football coach Lovie Smith and AD Josh Whitman stopped by Schoolyard Tavern on the north side of Chicago for a meet and greet/Q&A with fans. I casually showed up to the gathering with my wife, mom and dad on Sunday to check […] Illinois Football: Lovie Smith Hangs with Chicago Fans Before Big...
Via Writing Illini
2 days ago

Illinois Football: Lovie Smith Nailed Big Ten Media Day Presser

The Illinois football team, led by head coach Lovie Smith, took Big Ten Media Day by storm. Lovie Smith was the person everyone had their eyes on today because in the past Illinois fans have been embarrassed by the presentation that former head coaches have displayed. But, we are in a different era of Illinois […] Illinois Football: Lovie Smith Nailed Big Ten Media Day Presser...
Via Writing Illini
2 days ago

WATCH: Lovie Smith: 'There's a rebirth to our program'

Illini head coach Lovie Smith talks about the new culture of the program.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lovie Smith talks about recruiting process with Illini

Illini head coach Lovie Smith talks about the recruiting process.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Even if winning takes time, Illini right to be excited about Lovie Smith's arrival

It will certainly take time for Lovie Smith to build a winner at Illinois, but the lack of instant results shouldn't dampen the excitement over his arrival.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

University of Illinois is finally ready to find a new mascot

After nearly a decade without one, the Fighting Illini could soon have a new mascot to represent the University of Illinois at sporting events. On Monday, University of Illinois interim chancellor Barbara Wilson said a committee will be formed to determine the process for finding a new mascot for the school. This comes after a recommendation from the student senate to consider...
Via The Comeback
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois sells 2,000 season tickets after Lovie Smith hired

Lovie Smith’s record as an NFL head coach may be something of a mixed bag, but Illinois fans are pumped up by the hire all the same. According to the official website of Illini Football, the school’s ticket office sold 2,000 season tickets in the 48 hours following the announcement that Smith had been hired as the team’s head coach. Such is the state of Loviemania in Champaign...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs fired Lovie Smith over the phone

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a surprising decision to fire head coach Lovie Smith on Wednesday night after just two seasons with the team. It’s possible that even the Bucs didn’t see it coming, which could be why they supposedly chose to not sit down for a meeting with Smith to inform him of his fate. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported on Thursday morning that Smith was fired...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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