It’s Lovie Smith’s first season as Illinois’ head coach and the Fighting Illini have been off to a rocky start. Starting 1-2, Illinois would love to see another win over Nebraska similar to 2015. Can the Illini pull off the upset?
We compiled a few of the best links from the opposing view to shed some light on what Nebraska has to look forward to against Illinois.
>> Smith chimed in on the national anthem protests. He believes players should be involved in their world.
>> Where does Smith need the biggest win? Looks like it might be in recruiting and not on the field.
The Daily Illini
>> Illinois doesn’t see much difference between Nebraska’s defense last year versus this year.
>> Is football on the downward slide in Illinois? Maybe so.
The Champaign Room
>> If you’re in the mood for a podcast, the Champaign Room has one talking all things Nebraska. Literally.
>> What did Smith have to say in his weekly press conference? See for yourself.
>> What does Smith’s career look like a nutshell? Writing Illini broke it down.
>> If you’re curious about Illinois’ depth chart against Nebraska, wonder no more. Here it is.
Who to Follow
- Head coach Lovie Smith
- Illinois Football
- The Champaign Room
- Writing Illini
- Matt Daniels, The News-Gazette
- Mark Primiano, The Champaign Room
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.