Lovie Smith

Lovie Lee Smith is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Fighting Illini football team. He was previously the head coach of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League from 2004 to 2012, and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2014 to 2015. Smith has been to the Super Bowl twice, as the defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams and as the head coach for the Bears in 2006.


What to watch for when Illinois football travels to Michigan State

Lovie Smith didn't try to mask the importance of Saturday's game at Michigan State after his...

discovered 4 months ago on Herald & Review
'This is a playoff game': Lovie Smith says Illinois puts extra emphasis on upcoming matchup against...

Illinois football Head Coach Lovie Smith is in a position he hasn't been in since arriving in...

discovered 4 months ago on The State News
As Huskers come off bye week, where's the progress others in Big Ten are showing?

Further south in the Big Ten West, Lovie Smith’s fourth Illinois team, who was almost unanimously...

discovered 4 months ago on KTBS Shreveport
Up 31-10 in fourth quarter, Spartans lose to Illini 37-34

Lovie Smith and Illinois are now eligible for a bowl after the biggest comeback in school history....

discovered 4 months ago on Fox Sports
Illini earn bowl bid with greatest comeback win in program history

Lovie Smith entered his post-game press conference donning a drenched, gray-hooded sweatshirt, a...

discovered 4 months ago on St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Illini on cusp of bowl eligibility

Lovie Smith and the Illini are on the verge of making program history. Illinois (5-4, 3-3 Big Ten) is just one win from being bowl eligible for the first...

discovered 4 months ago on The State Journal-Register
Lovie Smith carried by Illini players after comeback win

With the victory, Illinois became bowl-eligible for the first time under Lovie Smith's leadership.

discovered 4 months ago on MSN News
Once more, with feeling

Lovie Smith stood in a gray Illinois football hoodie, navy-blue Illini ballcap in his right hand, and smiled so big and wide it nearly made him...

discovered 4 months ago on Chicago Sun-Times
Experts picking Lions over Bears in Week 10

Lovie Smith—who is no stranger to improbable comebacks—has indeed done it again. The University of Illinois head coach led the squad to a wild comeback...

discovered 4 months ago on NBC Sports