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WATCH: Thursday Walkthrough | Spring Ball Edition

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith sits down with former Illini All-American OL Martin O'Donnell to talk Spring Ball, how the new coaches are fitting in, recruiting, and of course the Lovie Beard | March 22, 2018.

Illinois Football: Top 5 Illini targets from Trinity Catholic

The Illinois football team is on the verge of having a great class of 2019. Two players have already signed up to play football for Lovie Smith and the Illini in 2019. Those two players are Marquez Beason and Griffin Moore. Beason was...
Via Writing Illini
5 days ago

WATCH: Lovie Smith Media Interview 2/26/18

Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith met with the media on Monday, Feb. 26, and talked about new Illini coaches Austin Clark (1:00) and Gill Byrd (1:50), and touched on Spring Ball, which starts next week (5:20).

WATCH: Lovie Smith February Signing Day Press Conference 2/7/18

Lovie Smith recaps the 2018 February NLI signing period. Signing Day Central: http://fightingillini.com/signingday
Via Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics
February 07, 2018  |  Discuss

By hiring Matt Nagy, the Bears finally broke tradition

The Chicago Bears introduced a new coach on Tuesday. And at this time, nobody knows if he will be successful or not. But at least he’s not what the Bears typically hire. He’s not robotic like Dick Jauron, a bore like Lovie Smith, strange like Marc Trestman or lackluster like John Fox.I was sure Minnesota offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur would be the Bears’ selection. He was considered...
Via The Sports Post
January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

WATCH: Illinois' Tito Odenigbo ejected for throwing flag back at official

It’s been a rough season for the Illinois Fighting Illini, who haven’t been able to stay in many fights and had just two wins heading into Week 13. During Saturday’s game against Northwestern, Tito Odenigbo got sick and tired of being pushed around by the Wildcats and pushed back.Only, instead of pushing back at his opponent, Odenigbo pushed back against the officials. He ended up...
Via Sportsnaut
November 25, 2017  |  Discuss

15 college football coaches on the hot seat

It’s late enough in the college football season that we can begin wondering just how much leeway will be given to some of the nation’s most notable coaches. In some instances, those at both big and small schools alike are coaching for their futures. Some can still save themselves, while for others, it’s probably going to be too little, too late.Here is a list of the 15 college football...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 24, 2017  |  Discuss

How do you figure the Chicago Bears?

What’s up with the Chicago Bears? They appear to be the Jekyll and Hyde version of the former Monsters of the Midway.They take the defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons down to the wire on opening weekend. Then they get mauled by Tampa Bay in Week 2. They follow that with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers—a preseason Super Bowl favorite—only to lay another egg on Thursday Night...
Via The Sports Post
October 03, 2017  |  Discuss

15 college football coaches who are on the hot seat in 2017

With the 2017 college football season upon us, coaches are starting their journey of taking their teams to a conference championship and a possibly a major bowl game. Some, however, are already under enormous pressure to right their ships or else they will lose their gigs. There are coaches from powerful programs on this list who just haven't reached the heights the fan base expects...
August 21, 2017  |  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

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