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Illinois hires Greg Colby as D-Line Coach

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has hired former Illini player and assistant Greg Colby as its new defensive line coach.
 
   Illinois coach Tim Beckman on Tuesday called Colby a vastly experienced coach with a track record of recruiting Chicago.
 
   Colby was a starter on three Illinois teams in the early 1970s and was an Illini assistant coach from 1988 through 1995. He is a native of nearby Danville.
 
   Colby was head coach at Division II Millersville University in Pennsylvania from 2008 through his resignation this month. He was 11-44 in five seasons.
 
   Previously Colby also worked as an assistant at Northwestern, Michigan State and Kent State.
 
   Colby replaces Keith Gilmore who left this month for North Carolina.

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