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Illinois football’s defensive line shows up against Middle Tennessee State

Dawuane Smoot gets into his stance before the snap in Illinois' 27-25 victory over Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 29, 2015

Illinois football co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Mike Phair expressed his feelings about the defensive line’s performance in the first three games of the season in a unique way. The coach posted signs all over the defensive line’s meeting room that had the number “one”...