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  • Smith NFL Coach of the Year

    Lovie Smith was just named AP NFL Coach of the year beating out Tony Dungy of the Colts.

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    "Martz did an unbelievable job of helping me become a head coach. I'm doing the same thing. I want to do it for Ron [Rivera] and Ron Turner. I want to see our position coaches move up to coordinator positions. That is the normal progression you make, and I will do all I possibly can to make that happen.''

    -- Lovie Smith, Dec. 30, 2005


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      congrats to lovie smith, nice job considering he has no offense in chicago.


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