Scouts from 31 NFL teams worked out 19 former #Illini at Pro Day on Thursday.

Illini Football Pro Day
“Everything I’ve wanted this experience, this job, to be, in my role with the players has gone exactly the way we want it to. The next step for us is to build a consistent winner. To let the guys know that you can have great relationships off the field, you can get your degree and you can win football games.”
– Lovie Smith reflects on his first year at Illinois and looks ahead to the future...
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On March 7, 2016, Josh Whitman introduced Lovie Smith as the new Fighting Illini Football coach.

One year later, it's still a work in progress. But the vision remains the same...

The #Illini made some noise at the NFL Combine this weekend.

Illini Combine Results ➡
Good luck to these 4 #Illini at the NFL Combine this weekend in Indy. Go make some !

Illini Combine History

Follow Illini Football at the NFL Combine
Weather looks great for Saturday.

Come get a look at Lovie's Illini!

Open Practice Details
Huge congrats to the 7 former #Illini football players & coaches in the inaugural Fighting Illini Athletics Hall of Fame class!

Butkus, Eddleman, Grange, Halas, Huff, Young and Zuppke
We need Memorial Stadium packed in 2017!
Doing WORK in Spring Ball

Open practice March 4 ➡
4 Illini invited to NFL Combine Feb. 28-March 6 in Indianapolis.

DO WORK, gentlemen!
It's official! Help us welcome Donnie Abraham to the Illini coaching staff as safeties coach.

Abraham played 9 years in the NFL and was most recently the defensive coordinator at IMG Academy in Florida.

Abraham Joins Familiar Faces on Illini Defensive Staff
It's time to work. Spring ball starts today.

Spring Schedule ➡
Spring Ball begins Feb. 14. That's right, Feb. 14.

An open practice is scheduled for March 4. More details to come on that at a later date.

Illini Football Spring Practice Schedule
Congrats to New England Patriots rookie and former #Illini Ted Karras.

Illinois ➡ Super Bowl Champ in 1 year.
Lovie did well in Illinois...
» Nine of the state of Illinois' top-50 prospects signed letters of intent to Illinois, according to Scout's rankings, the most for the Illini in a decade.
» The Fighting Illini's 10 signees from the state of Illinois equals the program's most since 2003 (tied with 2004 and 2007).
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Lovie's first class ranks 34th nationally & 2nd in B1G West by Scout.

This is only the beginning! WE WILL WIN

The Class ➡
Signee Highlights ➡
Today was a BIG day for the &. The future is bright

Signing Day Central ➡
Signee Highlights ➡

Smith Locks Up Stellar First Recruiting Class
Join Lovie Smith and staff at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center TODAY at 6 pm to hear about the newest Fighting Illini!

Football Signing Day Event Set for Feb. 1
The signed NLIs are coming in fast and furious this morning!

Follow along...
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Today's the day! ✍

Follow along as the NLIs arrive throughout the day at Signing Day Central.

Illini Football Signing Day Central