Illini show progress against South Florida

CHICAGO -- Moral victories don't show up in the stat sheet, but there's no doubt the Illini achieved one Saturday against South Florida.

They failed to make South Florida pay for all their mistakes and penalties, which ultimately cost them the game. However, they put up a much better fight against the Bulls than they did last year (47-23 loss). Lovie Smith had plenty to say about their progress after the game - click the video above to listen.