Add Smile Politely Radio to the long list of programs on sports-radio powerhouse WEFT to provide in-depth coverage of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and Illini Sports, as today we present our annual episode devoted entirely to Illini football.

But in all seriousness, your hosts are unapologetic football fans, and very excited to have SP's Illini football team of Chris Willis and Travis McDade on the show this afternoon. Expect lots of talk of the Tim Beckman era so far and how this team might fair in a somewhat weakened Big Ten Leaders Division. Plus, we will chat about tomorrow's tougher than expected game against Louisiana Tech and next week's Big Ten opener against the lightning rod that is Penn State.

Smile Politely Radio airs each Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. on WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign, and is available the following week as a podcast on the site and via iTunes.