We're disappointed in the situation that's come up right nowBears DT Tank Johnson to sit on sidelines Dec 15, 2006
Cedric is next in the rotation, but I was pleased with what Adrian Peterson didBears' Jones could miss Sunday's game Oct 11, 2005
Right now our top two guys will be Chad and Kyle, and then Jeff will work in after thatBears add Jeff Blake Aug 15, 2005
He's a special guy as far as a leader is concerned, but we have other guys that have to step up on the teamBears' Mike Brown to have surgery Sep 21, 2004
Whenever you have a player like Pisa go down, (it hurts)Bears lose LB Tinoisamoa to knee injury Oct 23, 2009
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).