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Josh Whitman, Lovie Smith and Stu Levenick talked to the media about Stu and his wife Nancy's $5 million commitment towards the football performance facility.

Illinois coach Lovie Smith officially introduced offensive coordinator Rod Smith and tight ends coach Cory Patterson at a press conference in Memorial Stadium on Jan. 26, 2018.

Illinois tight ends coach Cory Patterson talked during his hiring teleconference about his relationship with head coach Lovie Smith.

Illinois offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Rod Smith talked during his hiring teleconference about meeting with head coach Lovie Smith.

Illinois coach Lovie Smith talks about the 2018 recruiting class during the early signing period.

Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith talks to media following the 42-7 loss to #22 Northwestern on Nov. 25, 2017.

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith addressed the media ahead of the Illini's season finale against Northwestern.

Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith talks to media following the 52-14 loss at #9 Ohio State on Nov. 18, 2017.

FightingIllini.com's Olivia Schmitt talks with Illini head coach Lovie Smith about the future of the program, his message to the team, and the upcoming game at #8 Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 18 (2:30 pm CT on ABC).