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Reports: Lovie Smith Fired As Chicago Bears Coach

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired.

NFL.com is reporting that Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith has been fired.

The Bears failed to make the playoffs despite starting the season 7-1. The team struggled to a 10-6 finish and lost out on the final playoff spot to the Minnesota Vikings.

The Bears have not made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons, though Smith did get the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006. In recent years the Bears offense has been inconsistent, despite trading two first round picks for quarterback Jay Cutler.

The Chicago Tribune noted that Smith had gone through four offensive coordinators during his tenure.

Smith compiled an 80-63 record as head coach of the Chicago Bears since 2004, Yahoo! Sports reported.

Harry Gio January 01, 2013 at 03:09 PM
They did Lovie Smith a favor... Now he can focus on writing his first book, get paid to speak at schools, etc... Like I said, they did Lovie Smith a favor; and I'm sure he will soon be laughing ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK...............

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