According to the Chicago Tribune, Fighting Illini football is expected to hire current Indianapolis Colts assistant Andrew Hayes-Stoker as the program's new wide receiver coach. Alex Marvez initially reported that Hayes-Stoker was being targeted by Lovie Smith earlier on Tuesday afternoon.
Hayes-Stoker played collegiately at TCU, where he backed up LaDainian Tomlinson at running back. His first coaching position came as a graduate assistant with Texas A&M (2005-06). He soon jumped to the NFL to work under Lovie Smith in Chicago (2006-12) and Tampa Bay (2014-15) in various offensive roles.
The Colts hired Hayes-Stoker back in February as an 'Assistant to the Head Coach'.
This addition presumably means that Mike Bellamy will be replaced; he served as Illinois' WR Coach since 2012. Below is a quick look at how Smith's new staff is shaping up.
Current Reported Coaching Staff