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Locksley replaces Larry Fedora, who was set to move with Zook to Illinois but decided last week to become offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State.
"I'm incredibly excited that Mike will be joining me at Illinois," Zook said. "I can say undoubtedly that he is one of the rising stars in this business. He was next in line for the coordinator position at Florida."
Before joining Zook at Florida, Locksley spent six years as running backs coach at Maryland. He also coached at Army, Pacific and Towson, his alma mater.Brigham Young: Brigham Young defensive back Greg Lovely will transfer, the school announced. Lovely, who has two years of eligibility remaining, is the third Cougar this week to announce he is leaving, joining offensive lineman Ofa Mohetau and defensive back Billy Skinner, who was suspended last month after an honor code investigation. New coach Bronco Mendenhall said Wednesday he has been meeting with players since he was promoted to replace Gary Crowton last month and outlining what will be expected of the Cougars under the new administration. "With the increased accountability and discipline I'm asking for, I think it's best to be open with that from the front end," Mendenhall said Wednesday. "My attempt isn't to run out and eliminate players. My intent is to clearly define the expectations." Mendenhall said more transfers were possible, but didn't know if any other Cougars were planning to leave. Lovely transferred to BYU from Foothill (Calif.) Junior College and played in eight games last season on special teams and defensive back. His brother, Gary, is a linebacker with the Cougars. Mohetau started eight games at guard as a freshman in 2003, then redshirted last season. Skinner also redshirted last season. Skinner is scheduled to appear in court next week on a charge of dealing harmful material to a minor related to an alleged rape last summer. New name for Charlotte's game