Mike Phair


The Illini are trying to inject some life into what's been a poorly performing defense over the past couple seasons, and they're going with a former Bears assistant to do it.


More than a few players were upset to varying degrees in early 2013 when Lovie Smith was dismissed as Bears head coach.


The true sniping at coach Marc Trestman has begun, although it is difficult to determine exactly how much of it is from inside vs.