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Podcast: How Illinois hiring Lovie Smith shifts the Big Ten

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Raymond James Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

On his first official day, new Illinois AD Josh Whitman fired head coach Bill Cubit and then promptly hired ex-NFL coach Lovie Smith to take over the program.

On a new episode of The Audible, Bruce and Stew break down what this move means for the Big Ten and what success will be for Lovie with the Illini. Plus, Peyton Manning says goodbye to football and the College Football Playoff makes a New Year's Eve tweak.

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