CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 03: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches his team during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Lovie Smith is a great hire, and lots of people in Illinois love Josh Whitman

Open jobs are only so open as long as no one else actually wants them. Good open jobs rarely, if ever, are. When Josh Whitman somewhat sloppily fired Bill Cubit and then hired Lovie Smith to be Illinois’ football coach, this had “genius” or eternal pariah written all over it. Wins will end up deciding […]