Football Coaching Staff Hires - Running Backs

Steve Sturm, Football Writer

Cory Patterson
Fans who watch the Illinois football team closely knew just what to expect when Illinois hired Cory Patterson to be the tight ends coach in 2018: a recruiting connection to the St. Louis area. In Lovie Smith's first two years at Illinois, he had made some in-roads into the St. Louis area, signing Larry Boyd, Tony Adams, James Knight in his first recruiting class. However, Smith struck out in the area in the 2018 class and hired Patterson to help with that problem. Patterson has delivered, as Illinois has added . . .

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