Lovie Smith Hires Former Illini to Texans

Say what you want about Lovie at least he is loyal to his people and helps get them opportunities.
That's pretty common across the NFL. It's an old boys club. The problem with Lovie is that he is terrible at hiring assistants - both with the Illini and the Bears. Just look at his offensive coordinator hires. We're familiar with Turner, but he made even worse moves like giving his friend Mike Tice a coordinator position.