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NHL players present lockout counter-offer ... Titans coach Mike Munchak retains job ... Boise State opts to stay in Mountain West ... Lovie Smith fired as Bears Coach ... Sports news from United Press International.

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Reid, Lovie Smith, Turner among NFL coaches fired ... Cincinnati, UNLV fall in coaches' poll ... New Zealand jockey dies in fall... ...Sports news from United Press International.
Lovie Smith fired as Bears Coach

Lovie Smith fired as Bears Coach

CHICAGO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears in Monday fired Coach Lovie Smith after nine seasons and a Super Bowl appearance.

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NHL takes players to court ... Lakers end losing streak ... Football bowl season opens Saturday ... Cutler to start despite sprained MCL ... Sports news from United Press International.

Cutler to start despite sprained MCL

CHICAGO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's sprained medial collateral ligament in one of his knees will not stop him from starting Sunday, Coach Lovie Smith said.

Cutler not yet cleared to play for Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears announced Friday quarterback Jay Cutler is still awaiting clearance to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Reports: NFL fines Dobbins for Cutler hit

CHICAGO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The NFL has fined Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins $30,000 for his hit on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, multiple reports indicated Wednesday.

Bears' Devin Thomas announces retirement

BOURBONNAIS, Ill., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears receiver Devin Thomas announced his retirement via Twitter, a decision confirmed by the team at its training camp Wednesday.

Greg Olson to interview for Bears job

CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Greg Olson, fired as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive coordinator, will interview for a coaching job with the Chicago Bears, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Bears fire GM Jerry Angelo

Bears fire GM Jerry Angelo

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Jerry Angelo has been fired by the Chicago Bears after serving as general manager of the NFL team for 11 seasons.
Bears Cutler, Forte likely to remain out

Bears Cutler, Forte likely to remain out

CHICAGO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Doctors were to remove pins stabilizing the thumb of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler Tuesday, but don't look for him to play again this season.
Bears' Hurd arrested on drug charges

Bears' Hurd arrested on drug charges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Samuel Hurd has been arrested on drug distribution charges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Thursday.
Bears QB Jay Cutler suffers broken thumb

Bears QB Jay Cutler suffers broken thumb

CHICAGO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand, coach Lovie Smith confirmed Monday.
Jay Cutler admits offense problems

Jay Cutler admits offense problems

CHICAGO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who took a kick to the throat during a game in New Orleans, said there is room for the team's offense to improve.
Bears to be at Urlacher's mother's service

Bears to be at Urlacher's mother's service

CHICAGO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears said Coach Lovie Smith and Chairman George McCaskey will be in the team's contingent at the New Mexico funeral of Brian Urlacher's mother.
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St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith has been hired by the Chicago Bears as their new head coach on January 15, 2004. Smith gets a four-year deal replacing Dick Jauron who was fired on December 29. (UPI Photo/HO)
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Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958(1958-05-08)) is the head coach of the Chicago Bears professional football team of the NFL. Smith has been to the Super Bowl twice, as the defensive coordinator for the 2001 Saint Louis Rams and as the head coach for the Chicago Bears in 2006.

Lovie Smith was born in Gladewater and raised in Big Sandy, Texas. He was named after his great aunt, Lavana. During Smith's high school career in Big Sandy, he earned all-state honors for three years as a defensive end and linebacker. His team won three consecutive state championships in 1973-75, including a 0–0 tie in 1974 versus Celina High School of legendary coach G. A. Moore. In 1975, Big Sandy had one of the most dominant seasons in high school football history, as the defense allowed only 15 points (11 shutouts) all season, while the offense, featuring eventual Miami Dolphins running back David Overstreet, scored a then-national record 824 points.

Smith played college football at University of Tulsa under head coach John Cooper. He was a two-time All-American at linebacker and safety. After graduation he immediately pursued a coaching career. He was hired as defensive coordinator at his hometown high school in 1980. A year later he left to coach at Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa. By 1983, he began coaching linebackers on the college level, first at his alma mater Tulsa (1983–86), and then at University of Wisconsin–Madison (1987), Arizona State University (1988–91), and the University of Kentucky (1992). He also served as defensive backs coach at the University of Tennessee (1993–94), and Ohio State University (1995).

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