Posted January 28, 2013

Report: Lovie Smith plans to sit out 2013 season

NFL

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Bears head coach Lovie Smith will take off 2013 and return in 2014. Although the Saints and Eagles both have defensive coordinator openings that he could fill, Smith said he plans to take off 2013 and return to head coaching in 2014.

Smith spent nine years as the Bears’ head coach, compiling an 84-66 regular season record that includes three NFC North championships and one trip to the Super Bowl. Smith will be 56 years old when the 2014 season starts, and hopes to do what Jeff Fisher did–Fisher took a year off in 2011 and then took a head coaching position with the Rams in 2012.


4 comments
LuisDaniel
LuisDaniel

The man took Rex Grossman to a SuperBowl. He deserves another head coaching gig.

patrick g
patrick g

Earth to Lovie, you are NOT a head coach. Your the reason the Rooney rule should be banned. Im a Bears fan and watched your mopey stubborn to a fault predictability.

luvfoozball
luvfoozball

Keep waiting Lovie. Its time you contemplate your strengths and weaknesses and stick to what you know best aka being a defensive coordinator.

Raiderlifer
Raiderlifer

 @luvfoozball If Fisher got a HC job, so can Smith! Fisher, like Smith, led a team to the SB, but did not win.