Gould Headshot squareSo Lovie Smith is “miserable’’ at Illinois and might bolt back to the NFL after just one season in Champaign?

I get the “miserable’’ part. Here’s a guy who used to coach Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, among the NFL’s best players and did it pretty well, guiding the venerable Chicago Bears to an 81-63 record in nine seasons, including a Super Bowl appearance.

And now, after dealing with the Vikings, he’s getting clobbered by the Golden Gophers? And losing to Purdue, which fired its coach not long after that? The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.