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08:05 AM ET 01.01 | A 10-win season couldn't save Lovie Smith's job. One of the first names to surface in the Bears' head coaching search is 40-year old Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who has experienced considerable success in Denver since he assumed the role in 2009. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Monday the Bears were granted permission to interview McCoy this upcoming weekend for their head coaching vacancy. ... ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright also reported the Bears will interview Atlanta Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong, according to a source. Even before Peyton Manning arrived in Denver last offseason, McCoy had built the reputation of coach who always got the most out of his quarterbacks.

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January 1, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Happy New Year, everyone!

January 1, 2013  08:43 AM ET

It would be good to see a Bears coach with OC background for a change.

January 1, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Happy New Year! Stay far away from Norv Turner!!!!!!

January 1, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Happy New Year! Stay far away from Norv Turner!!!!!!

Happy New Year! Agreed. No Norv.

January 1, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Is there anyone on the list of dismissals Chicago would really want to try out?

Happy New Year to all.

January 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Happy New Year! Stay far away from Norv Turner!!!!!!

Oh heck, yes... unless he's just going to be the OC.

January 1, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Oh heck, yes... unless he's just going to be the OC.

He even scares me as an OC.

January 1, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Happy New Year, folks.

January 1, 2013  09:49 AM ET

A post Lovie post??? Hmmmm.....

January 1, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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He even scares me as an OC.

He's not as scary as Mike Tice and Mike Martz.

January 1, 2013  10:06 AM ET

Of all the HCs fired, Lovie will get the most interest from another team. And he should.

January 1, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Lovie's downfall was hiring a competent OC. The reason the D was good for so long is that they were in the same system for 9 years. The O kept changing systems yearly. The O-line was also never fixed. Bears might be kicking themselves next year and beyond if they don't make the right choice. We'll see if the D can keep up forcing TO's like they have for the past 9 years.

January 1, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Lovie's downfall was *NOT hiring a competent OC.

January 1, 2013  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A post Lovie post??? Hmmmm.....

But will this new guy be the real McCoy?

January 1, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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But will this new guy be the real McCoy?

He'll be a McCoy

January 1, 2013  11:04 AM ET

How would you like to be McCoy with all of these teams after him and return will drive up the asking price for his services.

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January 1, 2013  11:58 AM ET

Ja hey der, it doesn't matter who replaces him, the team will still be mediocre for years to come.

 
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