So Illinois is one of the few BIG programs not going to a bowl, but things could be getting better downstate. Next year should say a lot about the direction of the program.
Here are a few links to stories related to Illinois football and head coach Lovie Smith. Is he the right guy to restore the Illini to orange-clad glory?
- Illinois recently grabbed a pretty important recruit in JC QB Dwayne Lawson, a former 4-star prospect at Virginia Tech.
- Can’t get enough recruiting news? There’s more here.
- It’s not quite the “good, the bad and the ugly” but this article provides a broad overview of the 2016 campaign and what Illinois fans can expect next year.
- More from WritingIllini.com as Zachary Leslie breaks down what a success tenure for Smith looks like. Hint: keeping homegrown players in-state is on the list.
- Tampa Bay Bucs fans may be happy that Smith isn’t leading their team anymore.