LOVIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lovie Smith is 'excited about Year 2' with Illinois football

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith talks about what he expects from the Illini this season.
Via CSN Chicago
10 hours ago

WATCH: Lovie Smith on BTN Set at Big Ten Media Day 7/24/17

Illinois football coach Love Smith joins Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith on BTN Live at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago – July 24, 2017.

'I'm a patient man': Lovie Smith takes the long view entering second season of Illini rebuilding effort

As Lovie Smith enters the second season of his rebuilding effort at Illinois, he's preaching patience  and assuring all that patience will, one day, pay off.
Via CSN Chicago
16 hours ago

WATCH: Lovie Smith Big Ten Media Day Press Conference 7/24/17

Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith answered questions from the media at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago.

The Cardinal Countdown: 40 Days Until Kickoff

#40 Dae Williams Class: RS Freshman Ht/Wt: 6-2/227 Position: Running back Hometown: Sapulpa, OK Twitter: @AllDae_ Thoughts: “All” Dae Williams was a great acquisition for the Cards last season, knowing full well that with the departure of Bad-Rad they would need a solid back to help fill the void in 2017 and beyond. With Radcliff, Jeremy Smith, and LJ Scott all still chugging...
Via Card Chronicle
1 day ago

Illinois Football: What will Lovie Smith do without Dwayne Lawson?

The quarterback position for the Illinois football team is a little more set after some big news today. Jeremy Werner of Scout first reported that incoming junior college transfer, Dwayne Lawson, probably won’t be enrolling at Illinois this fall. This news has huge ramifications on the quarterback situation for Lovie Smith and the Illini. JUST […] Illinois Football: What will...
Via Writing Illini
14 days ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Four bold predictions for 2017

Last season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took another big step towards building a playoff-caliber team. The Bucs are three years removed from their disappointing 2-14 season, which resulted in the team drafting former-Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick. Winston was drafted to be Tampa’s franchise QB, and the team finally secured the player they needed...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Six big-name NFL free agents most likely to bust

Every single year, executives take risks by bringing in NFL free agents who they believe will significantly help their franchises improve. And every single year, a new crop of NFL free agency busts is sewn.It sometimes takes a couple years for the crop to show itself as such, but in some cases we know almost instantly that certain players should have never landed their lucrative...
Via Sportsnaut
March 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Lack of opportunities in CFB for black coaches still problematic

Depending on who you talk to, many believe that Charlie Strong deserved his firing from the University of Texas. Over three years, he compiled a record of 16-21. He had zero seasons with a record of .500 or better, and Texas lost to Kansas for the first time since 1938. For a program with the national prestige of Texas, the win total and fall from grace was intolerable. In his...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois goes without a kickoff in 28-0 loss to Iowa

Football can be unpredictable, but you’re almost always assured of at least one chance to kick off. The “almost” there is crucial, though, as Illinois somehow managed to avoid even a single kickoff in a 28-0 loss to Iowa Saturday. How’d they manage to pull that off? Well, as Go Iowa Awesome’s Adam Jacobi relates, it came from Iowa’s coin toss decisions: Here’s what...
Via The Comeback
November 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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