Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reacts to play against the Detroit Lions during 2nd Half of a game at Ford Field. Bears won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Interested In Speaking With Lovie Smith


Names for possible head coaching candidates are starting to surface and we haven’t even figured out who our General Manager is yet. The San Diego Chargers are interested in speaking with former Chicago Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith according to Adam Schefter.

Lovie has a 81-63 record with the Bears and led that team to the Super Bowl. He has never been able to fix the offensive struggles with the Bears, but he has hired some good men to try and find the solution. If Lovie comes to San Diego as the head coach, he would need to bring over someone very talented to help run the offense. Norv Turner? Just joking! Maybe Whisenhunt if he is unable to land a head coaching gig.

Lovie doesn’t run the 3-4 scheme in Chicago and the team would have to make that adjustment if he decided to switch that up. He has had success with Brian Urlacher in the middle of the defense for a long time.

He would be a big name and has the experience of winning. He just finished a 10 win season and was fired after that. He didn’t make the playoffs, but he was in a tough division. Things will be a little easier around here, but he would have Manning to deal with instead of Rodgers.

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  • http://twitter.com/SDRHYTHM ɐƃoɯoɔıu

    Lovie Smith is my personal favorite for potentials. #2 Gruden. #3 Arians

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    We don’t need a new defense. We need offense help. Lovie Smith is great, but I don’t think he would work for San Diego.

    • RussinSactown

      A coach that will hold the team accountable is what we need. And having Pagano and Lovie Smith cooking up a defense would be a nightmare for the AFC. Pair him with an OC that is hungry and you have something great in the making.

  • http://boltbeat.com/ ChargerGirl Cindi

    Like!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Arians is my #1 favorite.

  • RussinSactown

    I like Lovie. If we can’t grab Arians, then Lovie should be the target hands down. I’m just afraid I’ll wake up and see Farmer Fran standing next to Dean Spanos and being announced as the new coach.