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Illinois football coach Lovie Smith

Illinois coach Lovie Smith responds to a question during the Big Ten media days in Chicago on July 18, 2019. (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith talks to linebacker Del’ Shawn Phillips during the first half against Northwestern on Nov. 24, 2018, in Evanston. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Illinois coach Lovie looks up at the scoreboard during a game against Iowa on Nov. 17, 2018, in Champaign. (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith stands on the sideline in the first half against Maryland on Oct. 27, 2018, in College Park, Md. (Patrick Semansky / AP)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith walks on the field as players prepare for a game against Rutgers on Oct. 6, 2018. (David Boe / AP)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith instructs his team against Ohio State on Nov. 18. (Jay LaPrete / AP)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith watches the action during the game against Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Nov. 11, 2017. (Michael Hickey / Getty Images)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith shouts from the sideline during the second quarter against Wisconsin, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. (BRADLEY LEEB / AP)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith, right, questions a call against his team during the first half against Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall / AP)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith talks to Julian Hylton during the game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Sept. 29, 2017. (Michael Hickey / Getty Images)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith watches from the sideline during the second half against Nebraska on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Champaign. (Stephen Haas / AP)
Illini football coach Lovie Smith smiles before a Cubs-Cardinals game at Wrigley Field on July 23, 2017. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Illini football coach Lovie Smith shakes hands with Cubs manager Joe Maddon before a game at Wrigley on July 23, 2017. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith speaks at Big Ten Media Day on July 24, 2017. (G-Jun Yam / AP)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith and Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald shake hands after their game on Nov. 26, 2016. Northwestern won 42-21. (Nam Y. Huh / AP)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith checks the scoreboard against Iowa on Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (BRADLEY LEEB / AP)
Lovie Smith watches his team prior to a game against Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium on Nov. 12, 2016, in Madison, Wis. (Stacy Revere / Getty Images)
Illinois coach Lovie Smith looks at the scoreboard during the second quarter against Minnesota on Oct. 29, 2016. (BRADLEY LEEB / AP)
Lovie Smith stands on the field during a timeout during the second half against Purdue on Oct. 8, 2016. Purdue defeated Illinois 34-31 in overtime. (BRADLEY LEEB / AP)
Illini head coach Lovie Smith breaks from a team huddle in the first half against Murray State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 3, 2016. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
Illini head coach Lovie Smith, right, signals a touchdown in the first half against Murray State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 3, 2016. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
Illini head coach Lovie Smith walks off the field after a 52-3 win over Murray State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 3, 2016, in Champaign. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith, center right, joins his team for a singing of the Alma Mater after a 52-3 win over Murray State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 3, 2016. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith touches Grange Rock before entering the field for warm-ups before a game against Murray State on Sept. 3, 2016. (Bradley Leeb / AP)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith walks among his players during a preseason football practice on Aug. 9, 2016 at the practice field near Memorial Stadium. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith watches his players during a preseason football practice on Aug. 9, 2016 at the practice field near Memorial Stadium. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith chats on the phone prior to taking the stage at the Big Ten football media day held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place on July 26, 2016. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith at Big Ten football media day held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place on July 26, 2016. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith at Big Ten football media day held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place on July 26, 2016. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith speaks to the media at Big Ten football media day held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place on July 26, 2016. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith is introduced by athletic director Josh Whitman as Illini head coach at the Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building in Champaign on Monday, March 7, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith is introduced as Illini head coach at the Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building in Champaign on Monday, March 7, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith talks to press after he was introduced as Illini head coach at the Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building in Champaign on Monday, March 7, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith is introduced by athletic director Josh Whitman as Illini head coach at the Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building in Champaign on Monday, March 7, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith arrives at the Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building in Champaign for his introduction as the new Illini football coach on March 7, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Ex-Bears coach Lovie Smith greets Dee Brown, special assistant to the athletic director, as he arrives at the Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building in Champaign for an introduction as University of Illinois head football coach on March 7, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith arrives at the Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building in Champaign for his introduction as the new Illini football coach on March 7, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith and athletic director Josh Whitman make the annoucemet in a Twitter photo released on March 7, 2016. (@IlliniAD on Twitter)
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith watches his team take on the Panthers on Jan. 3, 2016. (Bob Leverone / AP)
Bears coach John Fox, left, with Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith at the end of their teams’ game at Raymond James Field in Tampa, Fla. The Bears won 26-21 on Dec. 27, 2015. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith waits for the start of a news conference at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 18, 2015. (David J. Phillip / AP)
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith greets Bears coach Marc Trestman at the end of the Bears’ 21-13 win at Soldier Field on Nov. 23, 2014. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith looks on from the sidelines against the Redskins in the second quarter at FedEx Field. The Buccaneers won 27-7. (Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports)
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith greets quarterback Mike Glennon after a third quarter touchdown against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 5, 2014. The Saints won 37-31. (Chuck Cook, USA Today Sports)
Players walk behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith during the fourth quarter of a 22-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. (Ron Schwane, USA Today Sports)
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith talks with quarterback Josh McCown during training camp at One Buc Place. (Kim Klement, USA Today Sports)
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith is introduced as head coach during a press conference at One Buccaneer Place. (Kim Klement, USA Today Sports)
Lovie Smith walks away from the podium after his press conference at the end of his team’s win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in the season finale on Dec. 30, 2012. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith during a press conference following his team’s win over the Lions at Ford Field. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith walks off the field after the Bears beat the Lions in the 2012 season finale. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith celebrates Charles Tillman’s touchdown in the third quarter against the Cardinals on Dec. 23, 2012. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith stands on the sideline in the third quarter against the Seahawks at Soldier Field on Dec. 2, 2012. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune)
Special teams coach Dave Toub with Lovie Smith before their team’s game against the Panthers at Soldier Field on Oct. 28, 2012. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith at Halas Hall after practice on Sept. 19, 2012. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune)
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a conversation with coach Lovie Smith in the first quarter against the Packers on Sept. 13, 2012. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith and the bench celebrate Robbie Gould’s 57-yard game winning field goal to beat the Redskins in a preseason game on August 18, 2012. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith in the rain before a preseason game on Aug. 9, 2012. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Mike Tice during training camp on Aug. 1, 2012. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith with cornerback Charles Tillman at the Bears first training camp practice on July 26, 2012. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith during Bears minicamp on June 13, 2012. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith happy to be at Bears rookie camp at Halas Hall. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 23, 2012. (Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE)
Lovie Smith walks off the field after beating the Vikings at the Metrodome on Jan. 1, 2012. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith questions a call in the first quarter at Soldier Field on Dec. 4, 2011. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith and Jay Cutler talk in the win against Detroit on Nov. 13, 2011. (Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith tries to remove his players from fracas along Detroit’s sideline in the 4th quarter of the Bears’ 37-13 win on Nov. 13, 2011. (Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith hugs D.J. Moore after his game-clinching interception against Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman during the 4th quarter of the Bears’ 24-18 win at Wembley Stadium in London on Oct. 23, 2011. (Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune)
Coach Lovie Smith and his wife Mary Ann Smith before the Bears faced the Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium in London on Oct. 23, 2011. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith watches his players play cricket before practice at The Oval in London on Oct. 21, 2011. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith stands on the field as players, including Chris Harris, warm up for a game against Detroit at Ford Field on Oct. 10, 2011. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith and Panthers coach Ron Rivera chat prior to the game at Soldier Field on Oct. 2, 2011. (Jeff Siner, McClatchy-Tribune)
Lovie Smith goes for an early afternoon bike ride on the campus of Olivet Nazarene on July 28, 2011. (Brent Lewis, Chicago Tribune)
Bears GM Jerry Angelo and coach Lovie Smith introduce their first-round draft choice, offensive tackle Gabe Carimi of Wisconsin on April 30, 2011. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith during a 2010 game against the Patriots at Soldier Field. (Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith waves after his team’s win over the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on Sept. 19, 2010. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith walks on the field as the team is announced during the Family Night practice at Soldier Field on Aug. 6, 2010. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith speaks to the media at training cap on July 28, 2010. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith and GM Jerry Angelo listen to CEO Ted Phillips speak during a press conference at Halas Hall on Jan. 5, 2010. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith prepares for the Chicago Bears game against the Vikings at Soldier Field on Dec. 28, 2009. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith shares a light moment with the media at the beginning of a press conference at Halas Hall on Nov. 25, 2009. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
Bears GM Jerry Angelo and head coach Lovie Smith introduce new quarterback Jay Cutler at Halas Hall on April 3, 2009. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith enters the Bears Care Gala on May 9, 2009, with his wife MaryAnne. (Andrew A. Nelles / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith in the fourth quarter of their game against the Panthers on Sept. 14, 2008. (Jos M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith talks to the media as the Bears arrive for training camp on July 26, 2007. (Jim Prisching / Chicago Tribune)
Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches Devin Hester throw out the first pitch before the home opener with the Astros on April 9, 2007. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith talks and Colts coach Tony Dungy talk to the media ahead of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2007. (Jim Prisching / Chicago Tribune)
Bears head coach Lovie Smith speaks during a news conference on Jan. 28, 2007 in Miami ahead of Super Bowl XLI. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Lovie Smith answers questions during Media Day at Dolphin Stadium on January 30, 2007 ahead of the Super Bowl. (Scott Halleran / Getty Images)
Quarterback Rex Grossman and head coach Lovie Smith celebrate after the Bears 39-14 win against the Saints during the NFC Championship game at Soldier Field on January 21, 2007. (Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)
Rex Grossman passes under the watchfull eye of Bears coach Lovie Smith during practice on Nov. 15, 2006. (Jim Prisching / Chicago Tribune)
Bears Lovie Smith gestures as he estimates the level of improvement he has gained over where the team started when he took the reins two years ago, during a discussion with the media at Bears HQ, Halas Hall in Lake Forest on Jan. 16, 2006. (David Trotman-Wilkins / Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith and GM Jerry Angelo introduce the team’s No. 1 pick Cedric Benson on April 25, 2005. (Jim Prisching / Chicago Tribune)
Bears coach Lovie Smith with White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen at at the 37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner at the Chicago Hilton Towers in 2005. Smith, Guillen and Cubs manager Dusty Baker recieved the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. (Anthony Robert La Penna / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith on his first day as the Bears coach at training camp practice on July 27, 2004. (John Smierciak / Chicago Tribune)
New Bears coach Lovie Smith and Bears president/CEO Ted Phillips react to questions at the Bears fan convention on Feb. 28, 2004. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune)
Lovie Smith talks to the media after a second interview at Halas Hall for the Bears head coaching job on Jan. 13, 2004. (Jim Prisching / Chicago Tribune)
Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith walks along the sidelines during a 2001 game against the 49ers. (JAMES A. FINLEY / Associated Press)
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