The Daily Illini

Spring ball marks new era for Illinois football

By Joey Figueroa, Staff reporter

May 8, 2016


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

It’s not often that spring practices overshadow the football season that precedes them. But for Illinois football this year, such was the case. The hiring of Lovie Smith as the third head football coach within two years has been the big story on campus, and the star-studded coaching staff Smith bro...

Take a look at Illinois football’s finalized staff

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 29, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Lovie Smith  After coaching in the NFL for 19 years, Lovie Smith is making his return to college football as the new head coach at Illinois. Smith is already familiar to the state, as he was the long-time coach of the Chicago Bears. During his tenure with the Bears, Smith went 81-63 and led...