Illinois football players react to Lovie Smith's hiring on Twitter

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Illinois football players react to Lovie Smith's hiring on Twitter

Running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn breaks a tackle and makes a run during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium against Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 7. Illinois won 48-14.

Running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn breaks a tackle and makes a run during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium against Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 7. Illinois won 48-14.

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Running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn breaks a tackle and makes a run during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium against Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 7. Illinois won 48-14.

Tyler Courtney | The Daily Illini

Tyler Courtney | The Daily Illini

Running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn breaks a tackle and makes a run during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium against Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 7. Illinois won 48-14.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

Check out former Illini Head Coach Ron Turner’s reaction to the hiring of Lovie Smith here.

Check out Illini Drive’s reaction to Lovie Smith here.

Check out 670 The Score’s Chris Emma’s take on Lovie Smith here.

Lovie Smith was named the 25th football coach in Illinois history Monday morning when Josh Whitman announced the hire via Twitter. 

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The reception for Smith was positive, both for fans and current Illini.

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