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Smith still Bears coach; six others out

Updated: January 6, 2010, 10:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Lovie Smith will return for the Chicago Bears next season.

But he's done calling the defensive plays. His staff will have a new look, too.

The team fired offensive coordinator Ron Turner and five other coaches on that side of the ball Tuesday after going 7-9 with Jay Cutler at quarterback and missing the playoffs for the third straight year following a Super Bowl run.

The Bears have contacted USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates about becoming their offensive ...

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