Bears: Smith will stay as coach
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Lovie Smith is keeping his job as coach of the Chicago Bears.
Bears President Ted Phillips says Smith will return next season. The Bears went 8-8, fading after a 7-3 start and missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years.
Phillips made the announcement on Tuesday. The Bears fired general manager Jerry Angelo earlier in the day.