The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that they will meet
with former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith on Thursday as a potential
option to fill their own head coaching vacancy, reports Bo Wulf of
Add another name to the list of candidates who will interview
with the Eagles for the team's head coaching position. The team announced that
it will be meeting with former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith on
Smith was the head coach of the Bears from 2004 through
2012. Over that span, the 54-year-old won three NFC North titles and led Chicago
to the Super Bowl during the 2006 season. The Bears ultimately lost that game
to the Indianapolis Colts.
Before joining the Bears, Smith was the defensive
coordinator of the St. Louis Rams for three seasons. Wulf notes that by combining
Smith's time as defensive coordinator with the Rams and his time as Bears head
coach, Smith's defenses finished ranked in the NFL's top five four times.
Smith is added to the list of coaching candidates set to
interview with the Eagles that already includes Colts offensive coordinator
Bruce Arians, Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Cincinnati
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. Philadelphia has already interviewed
Mike Nolan and Keith Armstrong of the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos
offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
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