Lovie Smith shaved off his magnificent beard, and everyone went into mourning

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Jul 24, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Illinois head coach Lovie Smith addresses the media during the Big Ten football media day at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith has sported the most magnificent, luxurious Santa Clause beard for the past couple of years. Now it’s gone.

The Illinois Football Twitter account shared the new-look Lovie on Wednesday. Clean-shaven as can be.

Basically, Smith has gone anti-quarantine on us. While many have grown beards and let their hair go in a big way (looking at you, Ryan Fitzpatrick), Lovie has reversed the trend in a big way.

Based on the Twitter reactions, the college football world is in mourning.