College Football

Illinois hires Arizona's Rod Smith as offensive coordinator

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois has hired Arizona assistant Rod Smith as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Smith spent six years with the Wildcats and has been a coach for 22 years, focusing on the offensive side of the ball.

He replaces Garrick McGee, who was fired last month after the Illini averaged just 19.7 points and 315.1 yards per game, finishing 2-10 and 0-9 in the Big Ten. Illinois started three different quarterbacks who combined for only eight passing touchdowns and 19 interceptions. The team ended the season last in conference with just 21 total offensive touchdowns.

Last season, Arizona averaged 41.3 points (fifth nationally), 309.3 rushing yards, 180.2 passing yards and 489.5 total yards (12th nationally) per game. Wildcat quarterback Khalil Tate rushed for 1,411 yards (9.2 yards per carry), while completing 62 percent of his passes for 1,591 passing yards with 14 touchdowns.

Smith's hire is pending approval by the Illinois Board of Trustees. The hire was announced Friday.

Updated January 19, 2018

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2018 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Minor League Baseball
International League
Louisville4Final
Charlotte3
Norfolk 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 
Rochester 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Toledo 
Indianapolis 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Lehigh Valley 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Pawtucket 
Buffalo 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Gwinnett 
Syracuse 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET5:15 MT7:15 ET12:15 GMT8:15 北京时间
Columbus 
ATP Scoreboard
Friday, Aug. 17
Western & Southern Open (ATP/WTA)
Quarterfinals
(7) M. Cilic79 6    
(13) P. Carreno Bu67 4    
(10) N. Djokovic7 4 6   
M. Raonic5 6 3   
(4) J. Del Potro1     
(11) D. Goffin2     
(2) R. Federer 
S. Wawrinka 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Aug. 17
Western & Southern Open (ATP/WTA)
Quarterfinals
(8) P. Kvitova7 5 6   
(15) E. Mertens5 7 3   
(5) E. Svitolina4 3    
K. Bertens6 6    
(1) S. Halep6 6    
L. Tsurenko4 1    
(13) M. Keys3 0    
A. Sabalenka6 1