Report: Former Bears coach Lovie Smith may sit out a year from coaching
Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith may sit out a year from coaching if he does not land a head coaching position, reports ESPN.com.
According the report, Smith is not interested in any of the coordinator jobs after interviewing with several teams about their head coaching position.
Arizona and Jacksonville are the two teams that have not filled their coaching vacancies. The Bears hired former CFL head coach Marc Trestman after Smith was fired last month when the Bears failed to make the playoffs after a 10-6 record. In his nine seasons, the Bears only made the playoffs three times. Smith had a record of 81-63, with three division titles and a Super Bowl appearance.
An NFL source recently said that Smith’s name hadn’t come up during any discussions for the opening with the Jaguars.
Bears general manager Phil Emery cited missing the playoffs in five of the past six years and inconsistency on offense as the reasons behind firing Smith.