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Illinois is hiring Missouri defensive coordinator Ryan Walters for the same role, sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.
- Sources: Illinois hiring Missouri DC Walters
- QB Peters to return for 3rd season at Illinois
- Illinois hires Bielema to replace Smith as coach
- Lovie Smith out at Illinois after five seasons
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Illinois is hiring Missouri defensive coordinator Ryan Walters for the same role, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. New Fighting Illini coach Bret Bielema picked Walters, who has been Missouri's primary defensive coordinator the past three seasons after two years in a co-coordinator role. Walters joined the Missouri staff in 2015 after stints at Memphis, North Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. Football Scoop first reported Walters' move to Illinois.
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