With Illinois' loss to Minnesota in Week 6, the Illini dropped to 4-25 in Big Ten games under fourth-year head coach Lovie Smith. While his non-conference record is significantly better (7-5), Smith is still just 11-30 and facing hot-seat questions. If he's fired, who would Illinois hire?
If Illinois would've fired Smith after last season, they would've owed him a $12-million buyout. If fired after the 2019 season, Smith is owed only $4 million. (Here are the full details of his buyout.) If athletics director Josh Whitman pulls the plug on his failed experiment, his first as AD, who might he target as Smith's replacement?
We discuss potential Illinois targets on this week's High Motor podcast (starts at 11:34):