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Lovie Smith extended through 2013

Updated: February 25, 2011, 9:07 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Chicago Bears rewarded coach Lovie Smith with a two-year contract extension Friday following an 11-5 regular-season record and a trip to the NFC Championship Game.

Smith, who had one year left on an existing deal signed following the Bears' Super Bowl appearance in the 2006 season, is under contract through 2013. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Of course I feel great about the extension, like I have every day I've been on the job as the head coach ...

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