Despite a losing record, the University of Illinois Athlete Director still believes in Lovie Smith. The University of Illinois head football coach has been given a two year contract extension. He will be at Illinois through at least the 2023 season.
Smith is 9-27 overall in three years at Illinois. Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman said in a release that he sees steady progress in the football program.
Terms of the contract extension are being finalized. It will be presented to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees for approval in January.