The Illinois Fighting Illini football team had a banner season in 2019, upsetting then-No. 6 Wisconsin as 31-point underdogs in October en route to a six-win season and the program's first bowl appearance since 2014.

On Wednesday, the program took an "L."

Head coach Lovie Smith — whose sideline persona included a signature bushy white beard for the previous two years — shaved that glorious beard and is now clean shaven.