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Oh no? Oh yes.
Oh no? Oh yes.
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Lane Kiffin to Illinois rumors heating up amidst talk of possible resignation from Alabama

Yesterday, the Internet blew up with rumors surrounding current Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. We're not going to include the specifics because nothing has been confirmed, but if you're interested just do a Twitter search for 'Lane Kiffin'.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh my. Interesting rumors out there w Alabama football.</p>&mdash; Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColinCowherd/status/647076192307163138">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No confirmation on the rumors coming out of Tuscaloosa at this hour. Stay tuned.</p>&mdash; Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) <a href="https://twitter.com/jimdunaway/status/647077327747330048">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What&#39;s up Tuscaloosa? Fun day of rumors down there, huh?</p>&mdash; Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClayTravisBGID/status/647076370695131136">September 24, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Josh Maxson (Alabama football's director of communications), told TMZ Sports that Kiffin is still employed as the team's offensive coordinator. But even if Kiffin really became available, would Illinois consider taking a look at him?

Kiffin, who spent years as head coach for the Oakland Raiders, the Tennessee Volunteers, and USC Trojans could offer a very intriguing option for AD Mike Thomas. That being said, he's also experienced his fair share of failures both on and off the field. And as evidenced by appearances on ESPN's College Gameday, he isn't a huge fan favorite.

Fighting Illini Head to Puerto Rico Invitational

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The Illinois women's tennis team heads to Puerto Rico this weekend to play in the Puerto Rice Invitational, an event hosted by the University of Georgia. A three day event, this will feature matches against Miami (FL), Mercer and the Georgia Bulldogs. The Fighting Illini will have seven returning players from the team that went 14-10 this past season.

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