Season wrap up: Looking ahead to year three of Lovie Smith era


CHAMPAIGN -- The numbers don't lie.

8 true freshman started against 22nd ranked Northwestern in Saturday's season finale.

31 players started for first time in 2017.

The result: 10 straight losses to end the season.

The reality: Illinois is in full fledged rebuilding mode.

Click the video above to hear from Lovie Smith about what's next as they head into year three.

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