Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958) is an American football coach. He has served as the head coach of the Chicago Bears , Tampa Bay Buccaneers , and Houston Texans of the NFL , and as the head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini .
Texans coach Lovie Smith said he expects to be back next season after Houston closed out a 3-13-1 season with a win Sunday.
Smith was the defensive coordinator and associate head coach on Culley's staff in 2021, and was elevated to head coach on Feb. 7.
Lovie Smith. Lovie Lee Smith Born: May 8, 1958 in Gladewater, TX. College: Tulsa. More bio, uniform, draft, salary info
Lovie Smith is back in the NFL. Smith is joining new Texans head coach David Culley's staff in Houston as defensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported .
When Lovie Smith was hired by the Houston Texans in February 2022 as the team’s new head coach, he said the NFL had “a problem” with hiring Black coaches and diversity.
The 63-year-old Smith, who spent 2021 as Houston's associate head coach and defensive coordinator, only recently emerged as a candidate for the Texans' vacancy but outlasted reported finalists ...
Lovie Smith addresses loss of No. 1 pick to Bears originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. After the dust settled on Sunday, the Bears earned the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft by ...
Lovie Smith’s decision to go for two and win the Texans' Week 18 game against the Colts got so much more interesting. When the Carolina Panthers traded up to the No. 1 spot in the 2023 draft ...
But once he got adjusted to former coach Lovie Smith's defensive scheme, Okoronkwo finished the season in Houston with 44 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits and five sacks.