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Illini near deal with Keith Gilmore, but it hasn't happened yet

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All indications are that Cincinnati assistant Keith Gilmore will be hired as Illinois' new defensive line coach. But a source close to Illini coach Ron Zook adamantly denied an online report Monday that there already is a deal.
``They must be talking to God,'' the source said, adding that Zook had a deal with Larry Johnson for 36 hours to come to Illinois, but Johnson wound up deciding to stay at Penn State because his wife opposed the move.
Gilmore is in Champaign, where he primarily spent time Sunday with co-defensive coordinators Curt Mallory and Dan Disch. He is going to meet with Zook today (Monday) after touring Illinois' football facilities.

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