CHAMPAIGN — If you like Rich Rodriguez's offense, you are going to be fan of the new guy in charge at Illinois. Lovie Smith on Friday hired Rod Smith as his offensive coordinator. He replaces Garrick McGee, who was fired after the 2017 season. Smith, the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arizona, played quarterback for Rodriguez at Glenville (W.Va.) State and worked on Rodriguez's staffs at West Virginia, Michigan and Arizona.
Linebacker Dana Howard, the first Illinois player to win an individual national award, has been selected for the College Football Hall of Fame on Monday. The 1994 Butkus winner becomes the first Illini picked for the Hall since receiver David Williams in 2005. Howard was one of three Illini in the running for this year's class, joining linebacker Simeon Rice and defensive lineman Moe Gardner. Howard, an East St. Louis native, has been nominated for the honor multiple times.
College football writer and AP Top 25 voter Bob Asmussen of The News-Gazette checks in with his final ballot from the 2017 season after Monday night's national championship game saw Alabama rally to defeat Georgia 26-23 in overtime. TEAM. PREV.1. Alabama 52. Georgia 33. Oklahoma 24. Ohio State 45. Central Florida 76. Wisconsin 67. Clemson 18. Penn State 99. TCU 1410. Notre Dame 1711. Michigan State 1812. Auburn 1013. Southern Cal 814. Oklahoma State 2115. Miami 1116. Washington 1217. Northwestern 2018.
As #Illini continue working toward 2018 season, here is how I ranked the teams nationally. Tough call with Central Florida, which I shuffled multiple times before it landed at No. 5. Four had the Knights at No. 1. Bob's final AP Top 25 Poll: Roll Tide https://t.co/2cd8p8YJ6d
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".