Is Coach Lovie Smith on the Hot Seat?

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Lovie Smith Hot Seat Status:
On the Hot Seat!

Lovie Smith
Head Coach at Illinois

2-10
(0.167%)
Last Game: Did not play for Conf. Championship



Lovie Smith has Coached at Illinois Since 2016
5-19
(0.208%)

Grading Illinois Football
2013
B-
4-8
2014
B
6-7
2015
B-
5-7
2016
C+
3-9
2017
C-
2-10


Lovie Smith’s Coaching History
2017 Illinois Season 2-10
2016 Illinois Season 3-9
2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-10
2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-14
Out of Coaching
2012 Chicago Bears 10-6
Alma Mater: Tulsa

True Hiring Score (THS)
50/100

*The Lovie Smith hot seat conversation cools off around 70
Lovie Smith was preceeded by Bill Cubit at Illinois 2.0 seasons ago

Lovie Smith Career Coaching Record
94-106
(0.470%)
See the Lovie Smith Coaching Tree Below

2017 Illinois Football Season: 2-10 (Expected: 4.4 wins | Grade: C-)

-100
Week 15 Did not play for Conf. Championship
-100
Week 14 L 42-7 Northwestern
-95
Week 13 L 52-14 Ohio State
-85
Week 12 L 24-14 Indiana
-75
Week 11 L 29-10 Purdue
-65
Week 10 L 24-10 Wisconsin
-60
Week 9 L 24-17 Minnesota
-40
Week 8 L 35-24 Rutgers
-35
Week 7 L 45-16 Iowa
-25
Week 6 L 28-6 Nebraska
-10
Week 5 Bye
-10
Week 4 L 47-23 South Florida
3
Week 3 W 20-7 Western Kentucky
0
Week 2 W 24-21 Ball State
-8.3
Week 1 Bye

2016 Illinois Football Season: 3-9 (Expected: 4.6 wins | Grade: C+)

-25
Did not make a Bowl Game in 2016
-25
Week 14 Did not play for Conference Championship
-25
Week 13 L 42-21 Northwestern
-15
Week 12 L 28-0 Iowa
-10
Week 11 L 48-3 Wisconsin
0
Week 10 W 31-27 Michigan State
-65
Week 9 L 40-17 Minnesota
-50
Week 8 L 41-8 Michigan
-35
Week 7 W 24-7 Rutgers
-50
Week 6 L 34-31 Purdue
-35
Week 5 L 31-16 Nebraska
-25
Week 4 Bye
-25
Week 3 L 34-10 Western Michigan
0
Week 2 L 48-23 North Carolina
3
Week 1 W 52-3 Murray State

2015 Illinois Football Season: 5-7 (Expected: 6.2 wins | Grade: B-)

Lost 38-10 @ Carolina Panthers
Week 15 Lost 26-21 Vs. Chicago Bears
Week 14 Lost 31-23 @ St. Louis Rams
Week 13 Lost 24-17 Vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 12 Won 23-19 Vs. Atlanta Falcons
Week 11 Lost 25-12 @ Indianapolis Colts
Week 10 Won 45-17 @ Philadelphia Eagles
Week 9 Won 10-6 Vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 8 Lost 32-18 Vs. New York Giants
Week 7 Won 23-20 @ Atlanta Falcons
#CC0000
Week 6 Lost 31-30 @ Washington Redskins
Week 5 Won 38-31 Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 4 Lost 37-23 Vs. Carolina Panthers
Week 3 Lost 19-9 @ Houston Texans
Week 2 Won 26-19 @ New Orleans Saints
Week 1 Lost 42-14 Vs Tennessee Titans

2014 Illinois Football Season: 6-7 (Expected: wins | Grade: B)

L 35-18 Louisiana Tech
Week 15 Did not play for Conference Championship
Week 14 W 47-33 Northwestern
Week 13 W 16-14 Penn State
Week 12 L 30-14 Iowa
Week 11 Bye
Week 10 L 55-14 Ohio State
Week 9 W 28-24 Minnesota
Week 8 Bye
Week 7 L 38-28 Wisconsin
Week 6 L 38-27 Purdue
Week 5 L 45-14 Nebraska
Week 4 W 42-35 Texas State
Week 3 L 44-19 Washington
Week 2 W 42-34 Western Kentucky
Week 1 W 28-17 Youngstown State
Lovie Smith’s True Hiring Score: 50/100

2016 Illinois Football Season: 3-9 (Expected: 4.6 wins | Grade: C+)

Lovie Smith’s 2016 Illinois Recruiting Class: Ranked 73 (Last year’s 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Class: NFL)
2016 Illinois Season 3-9

2015 Illinois Football Season: 5-7 (Expected: 6.2 wins | Grade: B-)

Lovie Smith’s 2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Recruiting Class: Ranked NFL (Last year’s 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Class: NFL)
2015 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-10

2014 Illinois Football Season: 6-7 (Expected: 6.17 wins | Grade: B)

Lovie Smith’s 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Recruiting Class: Ranked NFL (Last year’s 2013 Chicago Bears Class: NA)
2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-14

2013 Illinois Football Season: 4-8 (Expected: 5.6 wins | Grade: B-)

Lovie Smith’s 2013 Chicago Bears Recruiting Class: Ranked NA (Last year’s 2012 Chicago Bears Class: NFL)
Out of Coaching

2012 Illinois Football Season: 2-10

Lovie Smith’s 2012 Chicago Bears Recruiting Class: Ranked NFL
2012 Chicago Bears 10-6

Lovie Smith has been the Head Coach at Illinois for 2.0 Seasons




The Lovie Smith Coaching Tree

Where does Coach Smith rank among the best coaches in Football?
How old is Lovie Smith? 59 Years Old
How much money does Lovie Smith make? Lovie Smith Salary: $2,000,000
Lovie Smith’s Coaching Tree is what eventually got Coach Smith to the Illinois job in the first place. It will be interesting if the Illinois faithful decide to fire Lovie Smith…

What are your thoughts? Does Lovie Smith deserve a THS score of 50 based off of his performance as the Head Coach of Illinois?
Join the conversation, how much longer will Lovie Smith be Coaching at Illinois?

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