Posted January 01, 2013 on chi.scout.com
PLAYERS: Lovie Smith
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
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Four early candidates have emerged as possible successors to Lovie Smith as the head coach of the Chicago Bears. We break down the resumes of each potential replacement.
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