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Illinois football coach Lovie Smith talks to media following the Fighting Illini's 24-10 loss to #5 Wisconsin on Oct. 28, 2017.

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith sits down with former Illini All-American Martin O'Donnell to talk about dual-threat QBs, great linebackers, Brandon Lloyd and more heading to Saturday's Homecoming game against #5 Wisconsin (11 am CT on ESPN) in the latest Carle Thursday Walkthrough.

Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith talks about the play of QB Cam Thomas, forcing turnovers and the upcoming Homecoming game against #5 Wisconsin on Saturday (11 am CT on ESPN).

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith talked to the media ahead of Saturday's Homecoming game against Wisconsin.

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith sits down with former Illini All-American Martin O'Donnell to talk about preparing for the Gophers, Illini special teams, freshmen playing, cold-weather food and more heading to Saturday's game at Minnesota (2:30 m CT on BTN) in the latest Carle Thursday Walkthrough.

Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith talks about where the team sits at the midpoint of the season and the upcoming game at Minnesota on Saturday (2:30 pm CT on BTN).

Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith talked to the media ahead of Saturday's game at Minnesota.

Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith talked to the media ahead of Saturday's game at Minnesota.

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith talks to media following the Fighting Illini's 35-24 loss vs. Rutgers on Oct. 14, 2017.

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith sits down with Martin O'Donnell to talk about the improved effort against Iowa, changing roles, the age-old question "Is a hot dog a sandwich" and more heading to Saturday's home game against Rutgers (11 am CT on BTN) in the latest Carle Thursday Walkthrough.