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Lovie Smith out, Marc Trestman in as Bears head coach

Lovie Smith will not return as the head coach of the Chicago Bears, replaced by Marc Trestman.

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Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune wonders if the Saints OC has what it takes to lead in Chicago.

The Trib’s Dan Pompei analyzes which potential hire best suits the Bears.


Former Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Tribune Photo)

Tampa Bay Times writer Stephen Holder explains why the Bucs’ OC could be right for the job.

The Zone’s Chris Dimino examines the Atlanta Falcons’ special teams coordinator’s coaching skill set.

105.3 The Fan’s Shawn Shariff questions the legitimacy of the Cowboys’ special teams coordinator.

Denver Post’s Mike Klis defends the Broncos’ OC Mike McCoy as an excellent head coach option for the Bears.

Former Chicago Bear Steve McMichael joined Pete McMurray to discuss his recent announcement to run for mayor of Romeoville, and also what he thinks of Lovie Smith getting fired.


Steve McMichael (Chicago Tribune photo)

The Bears fired Lovie Smith on Monday after a 10-6 season, Tribune sources have confirmed. They started 7-1 but fell apart down the stretch, mostly because they couldn’t score.

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Lovie Smith (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Tribune Photo)