LOVIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

At Illinois, Smith breaks ground he's broken before

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) When he took over the Chicago Bears in 2004 and again this spring when Illinois hired him, Lovie Smith broke new ground that came with his title. In each case, he was the team's first black head coach. His childhood in East Texas prepared him for both jobs. As a fifth-grader in Big Sandy, Smith was part of the first group of black kids to move into the small...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs CB: Jameis Winston is not ‘fat’ anymore

Fresh off a last-place finish in the NFC South that saw head coach Lovie Smith shown the door, at least the Buccaneers can rest easy knowing that their prized young quarterback is in prime playing shape heading into next season. Former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston appears to have slimmed down some this offseason, and it has definitely caught the attention of his teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  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

Source: Lovie Smith to become next coach at Illinois

After being a coach in some capacity in the NFL since 1996, it looks as though Lovie Smith is heading back to the college ranks, where he last served as defensive backs coach at Ohio State in 1995. According to Ryan Baker of CBS Chicago, Smith is expected to be named the next football coach at the University of Illinois. Some credible sources are telling me Lovie Smith will be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lovie Smith to be named Illinois football coach

Lovie Smith is poised to be the next Illinois football coach, according to a report. Ryan Baker of WBBM-TV in Chicago reported on Saturday that Smith was the choice of Illini athletic director Josh Whitman, just hours after the announcement of Bill Cubit’s firing. There was chatter about Smith's candidacy even before the news broke.  Given the circumstances of Cubit’s firing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

How the Buccaners dropped the ball with Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished this past regular season with a surprising 6-10 record. They were in the NFC playoff picture into December and tripled their win total from the previous season. With 2015 No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston playing good football and the Buccaneers showing themselves to be competitive on a consistent basis, there was no talk of any real shake ups within...
Via Sportsnaut
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers covet a rushing title for Doug Martin

Eliminated from the postseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new goal over the final two games of the 2015 season: Get running back Doug Martin the rushing title. Martin enters Week 16 with 1,305 rushing yards, or just nine yards fewer than Adrian Peterson, the current leader. “I think it’s important to our offensive line to help Doug Martin be the leading rusher in the...
Via The Sports Daily
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith on Buccaneers: ‘We’re not there yet’

In need of a win to keep an unlikely playoff dream alive, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers proved during Thursday night’s 31-23 loss to the St. Louis Rams that Lovie Smith’s team is still at least a year away from truly competing for postseason football. Tampa Bay fell behind by scores of 21-3 and 28-6 before a late rally fell short. Now 6-8, the Buccaneers could be mathematically eliminated...
Via The Sports Daily
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid, featuring Bill O’Brien

This year on This weekend in NFL stupid, we’re focusing on one extremely stupid winner with an honorable mention or two on a weekly basis. To close out Week 7 of the 2015 regular season, we look back on a season-dooming injury suffered by a Pro Bowl running back. The winner: Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien  Logically, the more snaps a player participates in, the greater...
Via This Given Sunday
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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