Lovie Smith Interviewed by Houston Texans for Head Coach

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Friday, 20 Dec 2013 08:49 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Lovie Smith, who led the Chicago Bears to three divisional titles and Super Bowl XLI, has been interviewed by the Houston Texans for their head coach position, ESPN reported.

Smith, 55, compiled an 81-63 record with the Bears over the past nine seasons before he was fired by them after last season. The Texans fired Gary Kubiak on Dec. 6 after the team underperformed this season.

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The Texans have floundered this season, with a 2-12 record with two games remaining in the 2013 season. The team has suffered a 12-game losing streak.

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips is currently the interim coach and is considered a candidate for the coaching job, according to ESPN.

The Houston Chronicle reported
that Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are also being considered by the team.

Smith's Bears lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl in 2007. During his tenure, the Bears were 3-3 in the playoffs and missed the postseason in 2012, despite the Bears going 10-6.

Known as a defensive specialist and student of retired NFL coach Tony Dungy, Smith was the defensive backs' coach at Tampa Bay from 1996-2000 and was defensive coordinator at St. Louis from 2001-03.

He was one of several people who interviewed for the Philadelphia Eagles coaching position last year after Andy Reid was fired. That job went to University of Oregon Coach Chip Kelly.

The Eagles (8-6) currently lead the NFC East standings with a one-game lead over the Dallas Cowboys after missing the playoffs a year ago. Reid was hired as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach. The Chiefs (11-3) are now tied with the Denver Broncos for first place in the AFC West after only winning two games the year before.

The Chiefs' record is the second-best in the NFL this season, behind the Seattle Seahawks' 12-2 record.

Smith has roots in Texas, playing on state championship high school teams at Big Sandy, located just north of Tyler.

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