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Smith sets bar for present and future of Illinois football

Illinois' football headcoach Lovie Smith obverses the players running drills during the first spring practice on Friday, April 1, 2016.

By Cole Henke, Staff writer

July 26, 2016

CHICAGO — Illinois football’s head coach Lovie Smith made his Big Ten Media Day debut Tuesday morning, speaking of his team almost as a startup, with brand recognition the focal point of the offseason. “The past six months, I've had an opportunity to, of course, go across and spread our brand,...