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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith
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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith

Dec 19 2013, 9:30pm CST | by

The Houston Texans are in the process of interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports.

The Houston Texans are interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports.  John McClain of The Houston Chronicle wrote more about the development in his Dec. 19 report...

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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith

Dec 19 2013, 9:30pm CST | by

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The Houston Texans are in the process of interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports.

The Houston Texans are interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports. 

John McClain of The Houston Chronicle wrote more about the development in his Dec. 19 report . Here are some excerpts: 

"As expected, former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was the first candidate to be interviewed to replace Gary Kubiak as the Texans' head coach.

"Smith interviewed earlier this week, according to multiple people familiar with the process. 

"Smith isn't coaching this season but plans to return. 

"He should be a leading candidate for several jobs once owners start firing coaches after the season ends. 

"Smith is a native Texan who grew up in Big Sandy and played on state championship teams.

"Among the other candidates the Texans are interested in are interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt." 

Mark Berman of KRIV/Fox 26 Houston also confirms Smith's candidacy for the Texans head coaching job on Dec 19 when he tweeted,"The Texans have interviewed former Bears head coach Lovie Smith as the Texans being the process to find their next head coach." 

ESPN's Vaughn McClure also affirms Smith was interviewed by the Texans on Monday, Dec. 16.

NFL.com's Marc Sessler earlier reported on Dec. 8 that the Texans brass had already spoken with Smith at the time to talk to him about the coaching job. The information was obtained by Sessler's colleague, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, from a team source. 

Aside from the aforementioned candidates whom McClain mentioned, Rapoport also says Denver Broncos defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio is being considered, per Sessler. 

The 55-year-old Smith posted an 81-63 (.563) record as Bears head coach from 2004-12 and guided the team to three division championships and Super Bowl XLI, where it lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 29-17, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. 

 
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Speedy Demps Seeks Level Playing Field

Jul 28 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Camp Notes: Lovie Smith thinks Jeff Demps is the fastest player in the NFL – Demps agrees – and now that speed is being applied to football only…Plus, Anthony Gaitor returns with a bang, and m ...
Source: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers   Full article at: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 

 
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Speedy Demps Seeks Level Playing Field

Jul 28 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Camp Notes: Lovie Smith thinks Jeff Demps is the fastest player in the NFL – Demps agrees – and now that speed is being applied to football only…Plus, Anthony Gaitor return ...
Source: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers   Full article at: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 

 
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Jul 28 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: Fantasy Football Toolbox

It should come as no surprise that a rookie who missed every spring workout and practice is lagging behind the rest of his teammates in training camp. That's the position in which Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins finds himself. The second-rounder couldn't take part in OTAs and minicamp due to an NFL rule that prohibits rookies for joining their team until their college classes let out for ...
Source: Fantasy Football Toolbox   Full article at: Fantasy Football Toolbox
 

 
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Only in the National Football League is the head coach so important to the success of a team. It's not like in baseball where a manager just writes out a lineup card or chooses his pitching rotation. No, in baseball, you can't win if you don't have the players. But in football, a great head coach can make an average team into a good one and a terrific head coach can make an average team into a Sup ...
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Second-guessing an NFL front office is a really easy thing to do from an arm chair. Any team that made as many moves as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made this offseason is bound to have its decisions questioned. The brain trust of head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht entered One Buc Place with steely resolve. They were willing to make drastic and often controversial choices to reshape the Bucs roster to ...
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The Bucs massive Lovie Smith longform, by the numbers

Jul 15 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Here are the raw facts on the Buccaneer's sweeping story of Lovie Smith. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new story they'd like you to read. It's a sweeping tale of love in the time of Glazers called The First 100 Days and centers on Lovie Smith. We'll give you a guess what it's about. If you're a die-hard Bucs fan with a weekend to spare, then it's right up your ally. All 32,77 ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
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Jul 15 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: USA Today: Sports

The Bucs are trying to sell new coach Lovie Smith as a pragmatic problem solver, but the franchise appears reluctant to acknowledge its own failure ...
Source: USA Today: Sports   Full article at: USA Today: Sports
 

 
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Setting Realistic Training Camp Expectations for Each Buccaneer Rookie

Jul 10 2014 11:24pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Training camp is now only weeks away. Let the speculation on this year's rookie class begin. The Buccaneers overhauled a large portion of the roster following Lovie Smith's hiring. Most of the additions were made on offense, particularly during the draft. Higher-round picks like Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins will be expected to make immediate contributions. However, there are no guarantees in the NFL that anyone will fulfi ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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Winners, Losers of Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Offseason so Far

Jun 16 2014 10:30pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Just like every NFL season has its winners and losers, so too does the NFL offseason. The hiring of head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht this offseason transmogrified attitudes toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization. In a matter of months, the Bucs have gone from a bottom-dwelling punchline to a rising contender, at least on paper. Of course, Smith's Bucs have yet to put on pads, much less play a down. Neverth ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

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