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Palpable Buzz Around Lovie Smith Hire

It's been a while since Illini football has generated this much buzz but the hire of former Bears Super Bowl coach Love Smith as head football coach has led to more phone ringing at the ticket office.

Illini basketball legend and Assistant to the Athletic Director Dee Brown said Lovie made quite a splash on campus.



The Illini have reported a spike in ticket sales for this year's football squad.

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