Bears fire Lovie Smith after nine seasons

Several other coaches have already fallen on “Black Monday,” but none more surprising than Lovie Smith. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the now-former Bears coach has been fired after nine seasons. The news is surprising given that Smith is coming off a 10-6 season and has accumulated an 81-63 career record, including a Super Bowl appearance….

Bears, Lovie Smith agree to two-year extension

Following a successful 2010 campaign, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith now ranks among the most successful coaches in team history. For his efforts, the organization has decided to reward him by tacking a few more years onto his pre-existing deal. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears have signed Smith to a two-year extension….