LAKE FOREST, IL -- Not only will Bears coach Lovie Smith be back, but so too will the cover-2 defensive scheme that has been his trademark. ôWe havenÆt played it as well as we need to,ö Smith said. ôBut as long as I am the head football coach here, that is something that I believe in and we will keep continuing to make our scheme better, but we will be running some form of that.ö It just wonÆt be Smith calling the defensive plays like this year. Nor will Ron Turner be calling offensive plays as heÆd done since 2005 after being the sacrificial lamb offered up Tuesday to appease Bears fans angered over the third straight non-playoff season. Turner and offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, offensive line assistant Luke Butkus, tight ends coach Rob Boras, quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton ...
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