This isn't just someone "hiring his son." His son will most likely be one of the top ten paid state employees. Josh Whitman should be fired for permitting this. Seriously, does this hire benefit the University of Illinois football program or the Smith family? With all of Lovie's coaching experience and contacts, this is the best he could do? I find that very hard to believe. (I am, of course, referring to the best he could do for the University of Illinois football program, not the Smith family.)Just so my stance is clear and not confusing.
I don't like the Miles hire. But it is not derailing the program. And it is not worth 20 pages of text. The program has lacked major talent for multiple years. They are brining in major talent now, some of the best they have EVER had. Stop acting like someone hiring his son is the end all be all. Get over it. sheesh
It's quite telling when posters (Dude, Dbell1981, logjam, etc.) start labeling other posters and trying to stop further discussion. It's a common tactic when trying to defend the indefensible.