There are few things people love more than a classic beard. When you combine sports with an amazing beard, it becomes even better.
During Friday night’s matchup between the Penn State Nittany Lions and Illinois Fighting Illini, people found their new favorite.
Illinois’ coach Lovie Smith, the former NFL coach of the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is rocking a glorious, white beard that would make Santa Claus jealous.
Twitter immediately took to the beard as tweets flooded in with people from across the country enraptured by it.
Lovie Smith has aged 20 years coaching two years of college football. pic.twitter.com/FjTZcp2kuQ
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) September 22, 2018
if I was granted one wish I’d wish for the ability to grow Lovie Smith’s beard
— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) September 22, 2018
Lovie Smith’s beard is my spirit animal. pic.twitter.com/7XQpYc5Bzz
— Chris Williams (@ChrisMWilliams) September 22, 2018
Lovie Smith is from Texas.
His big sandy beard rustles in the Illinois wind.
He recalls a memory of brisket and defense.
— Lorenzo Cortes (@Hoyatexas) September 22, 2018
Quick PSU game analysis: I can not like Illinois but i can’t not respect Lovie Smith’s beard rn #WeAre #PSUby1000000
— Michael Mauti (@Michael_Mauti) September 22, 2018
By the beard of Zeus! Lovie Smith's Santa Claus facial hair is magnificent! pic.twitter.com/5Fl7KtGD5d
— Jesse Reed (@JesseReed78) September 22, 2018