Illinois Football Fires The Coach They Just Hired (Update: Lovie Smith Will Reportedly Replace Him)

Remember back in late November, when the Illinois Fighting Illini had just lost to Northwestern to wrap up a 5-7 season, and the school announced it had signed interim coach Bill Cubit to a two-year, $2.4 million deal? At that time—right after they’d hired him!—interim AD Paul Kowalczyk told reporters that hiring Cubit