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Dismissal expected despite 7-9 record

Originally Published: December 29, 2003
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Just two years after coaching the Chicago Bears to a 13-3 season and their first division title in 11 years, Dick Jauron has been fired.

ESPN.com first reported Jauron's dismissal Monday morning. The Bears scheduled an afternoon news conference to announce his firing.

The decision was hardly a surprise, given that Chicago had only 11 wins combined in the past two seasons and never matched the competitive level of Jauron's 2001 team. While the Bears did play hard down the stretch, winning ...

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