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Opposing View: New Head Coach
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Opposing View: New Head Coach, Same Result?

September 29, 2016

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.

Chicago Tribune

>> 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.

The News-Gazette

>> 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.

Writing Illini

>> 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.

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