Smith's Illinois Contract Could Pay Him Up To $29 MillionUniversity of Illinois trustees have approved a contract that could pay new football coach Lovie Smith as much as $29 million over six years.
Illinois Hires Lovie Smith As Head CoachThe University of Illinois says former NFL coach Lovie Smith will be named the next football coach at the University of Illinois.
Five Things: Buccaneers Vs. Falcons Thursday Night Roundup56-14. You just don’t see scores like that in the NFL very often. Tampa Bay didn’t look like an NFL team last night, not scoring until the fourth quarter. For Atlanta, this was exactly the performance it needed.
Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFLOf the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
Lovie Smith Won't Be Next Detroit Lions CoachFormer Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith won't be lending any of his talents to the Detroit Lions.

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