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Extra Points: Free agent frenzy

NFL fans who stopped at the grocery store on Tuesday afternoon or swung by school to pick up the kids after their extracurricular activities missed quite a bit.
Will Darrelle Revis be setting up his island in New England or Denver?

Will Darrelle Revis be setting up his island in New England or Denver?

TAMPA, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Darrelle Revis rumored to be on the trading block and he could be heading to Denver or New England.
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Ex-Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier named Bucs' defense coordinator

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Ex-Minnesota Vikings head Coach Leslie Frazier has been hired as defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, new Coach Lovie Smith said Monday.

Ex-Vikings coach Les Frazier joining Tampa Bay staff

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former Vikings head Coach Leslie Frazier is the new defensive coordinator in Tampa Bay, but he wasn't Buccaneers Coach Lovie Smith's first choice, NFL.com said.
Lovie Smith takes over as Tampa Bay coach

Lovie Smith takes over as Tampa Bay coach

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired former Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith as their next head coach, the NFL team said Thursday.

NFL: Chicago 24, Cincinnati 21

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Jay Cutler put Chicago ahead with a fourth-quarter TD pass to Brandon Marshall Sunday and the Bears bested Cincinnati 24-21 in their new head coach's debut.
Ex-Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith going 'in a different direction'

Ex-Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith going 'in a different direction'

CHICAGO, April 19 (UPI) -- Lovie Smith, who was fired in December as coach of the Chicago Bears, said he will do the same as the team and go "in a different direction."

Rod Marinelli leaving Bears

CHICAGO, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- New Chicago Bears Coach Marc Trestman said defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli turned town a one-year contract extension through 2014.

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Notre Dame knew of Te'o hoax weeks ago … IOC strips Armstrong of 2000 bronze medal … DeCamillis leaves Cowboys, goes to Bears … 'Vertical forces' led to Olympian's death … Sports news from United Press International.

DeCamillis leaves Cowboys, goes to Bears

DALLAS, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis says he has left the team to serve as assistant head coach of the Chicago Bears.
Chicago Bears hire Trestman as head coach

Chicago Bears hire Trestman as head coach

CHICAGO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman has been hired to be the new head coach of the Chicago Bears, the team said Wednesday.

Bears: No comment on Trestman as coach

CHICAGO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Chicago Bears spokesman declined to comment on TV analyst Jimmy Johnson's apparent projection of Marc Trestman as a new coach on the team.

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NHL and NHLPA reach tentative agreement ... Reports: Bills hire Marrone as head coach ... Murray repeats as Brisbane champion ... High winds force more Hyundai delays ... Sports news from United Press International.

Reports: Bills hire Marrone as head coach

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Syracuse University head football Coach Doug Marrone has been hired to lead the NFL's Buffalo Bills, ESPN and The Buffalo News reported Sunday.

Esiason: Cutler's fundamentals horrendous

CHICAGO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason told a Chicago radio interview Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has "horrendous" fundamentals.
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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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