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Bears begin search to replace Lovie

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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.

The NFL is a business and, if you didn't understand that already, the firing of former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith should have made that crystal clear. Smith was coming off a 10-6 season. His 81 victories are third most in franchise history and fourth most in the NFC over the past nine seasons. He annually fielded competitive teams, winning three NFC North titles during his tenure, and...

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