According to 670 The Score’s Hub Arkush, the Bears reached out to Bill Cowher in order to gauge his interest in the team’s head-coaching job should Lovie Smith be fired at the end of the season.
On today’s pregame show on the Score, Hub clarified this point, saying that it wasn’t multiple free agent coaches but one in particular – former Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher.
The Bears have denied the report, but Hub stands by the story and calls his source impeccable.
This is an interesting rumor because the Bears have highly been regarded as a cheap organization that refuses to open its wallet in order to attract high-profile coaching candidates. But considering the team traded away two first round draft picks in order to acquire quarterback Jay Cutler, maybe the front office finally realizes the need for a marquee head coach like “The Chin” in order for it to make another Super Bowl run.
Just a few weeks ago, it appeared that Smith’s job was safe for now and next season. But given the ass kicking Chicago received in Minnesota on Sunday (along with their general poor play throughout the year), maybe the Bears have realized that Smith is a lost cause.
Cowher has said that he won’t talk to any team until after the season, but if he thinks Chicago is a good fit for him, then maybe he’ll make an exception.
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