The University of Illinois’ football team kicked-off their spring football practices in Friday.
A lot of eyes will be on this team in 2016 with Lovie Smith at the helm. But the former Bears coach knows this program will not change overnight. They are taking it one day at a time.
“We have good football coaches here that are in charge of a position,” says Smith. “I am going to let them coach it. You know for the most part we’ve set up exactly what we’re going to do before we get out here. But for me today what I wanted to do is see all positions, see exactly what we had. Set the bar today. We would like to see better play today, and that’s going to be our approach throughout.”