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Lovie Smith needs your help

Lovie Smith needs your help

By Kevin McCarthy

March 30, 2016

Tweet: .#Illini columnist @KevOMcCarthy was given a tall order from Lovie Smith. Now, he needs your help.Lovie Smith called upon me to do a service for him.First, allow me to provide some context. During Smith’s time in Tampa Bay in the late 90s, he helped run Tony Dungy’s cover-2 hybrid defense. It was co...

Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

August 26, 2015

Mike Phair has held many roles during his football career. Illinois football’s co-defensive coordinator has helped discover college football players who could become stars in the NFL. Phair has coached Pro Bowlers and Hall of Fame defensive players and worked alongside the NFL’s brightest...