CHICAGO - Illinois football was the focus of the college world on Monday.
Read that again and maybe a third time if you don't believe it. But it was true. Champaign was the center of the college football university for at least 24 hours.
Lovie Smith's hire is perhaps the most significant in program history and completes a rather stunning 48 hours in Champaign which saw the future of the program change dramatically under the leadership of new athletic director Josh Whitman.
Out was Bill Cubit and in was the former Bears coach-and it's the buzz of Illinois and many other places in football.
As you may imagine the hiring of Smith was a major part of Monday's Sports Feed on the discussion of it is our #FeedonThis for the show. First click on the video above to hear Josh Frydman talk to Jarrett Payton in Champaign as he took in the scene on campus Monday afternoon.
Hear from Smith, Whitman and the players by clicking on the link above.
Jarrett also had the chance to sit down with Smith for a one-on-one chat following the introductory news conference later Monday afternoon.
The coach discussed his hopes for the program, goals for recruiting and even some of the schemes he may start to run in the fall of 2016 with the Sports Feed host.
To watch that conversation, click on the video above.