A few days into his new job as Head Coach at Illinois, Lovie Smith is already showing he knows a thing or two about recruiting. Illini Inquirer Football Recruiting Reporter Ryan Easterling talks about that and more in the latest edition of the 5th Quarter Podcast.
March 11, 2016
Lovie Smith was a fixture in Chicago football from 2004-2012, but is also two decades removed from his last college coaching gig. Illini Inquirer football reporter Ryan Easterling takes a look at Lovie's advantages, disadvantages, and what sort of staff he needs to be successful on the recruiting trail.
March 6, 2016
Last week, I thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a huge mistake firing head coach Lovie Smith after only two seasons. And although I still think the Bucs did Lovie wrong, there is now a better understanding of WHY they made the move. This morning, Dirk Koetter was named as Tampa's new head man. Koetter helped Falcons QB Matt Ryan enjoy his best seasons in Atlanta. And with all of the Bucs eggs placed firmly in the Jameis Winston basket, one can begin to connect the dots.
January 15, 2016