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NFL teams are using the combine to judge more than an athlete's ability

...I understand there are some things in college that a lot of people do that they wish they hadn't later on," said Lovie Smith, the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who hold the top pick. "I understand there are a lot of things on his record...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-02-23/nfl-teams-are-using-combine-j
Lovie Smith returns to NFL as Bucs coach

Lovie Smith has reached an agreement to become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay...Congratulations to the Bucs. I think they made a very good choice in hiring Lovie Smith. Now I'm excited about watching the Bucs next year!" CHIEFS: Wide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-01/lovie-smith-returns-nfl-bucs-
Defense is the focus of NFL coaching hires

...black head coach currently in the NFL, joining Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin, Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis, Tampa Bay's Lovie Smith and Detroit's Jim Caldwell.A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that former Dallas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-14/defense-focus-nfl-coaching-hi
Bears' Smith edges close friend Dungy

Lovie Smith is in the company of Hall of Famers. Smith was hired to resurrect the...opening day. The moves were made before the Patriots' playoff game. Lovie Smith: Bears coach joined Chicago legends George Halas and Mike Ditka in winning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/08/pro_40869.shtml
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Ugly loss to Falcons still stings for Bucs

...you have to mention it, even though I have. ... Very seldom does something like that happen to you," Bucs coach Lovie Smith said, reflecting on the team's Sept. 18 road debacle in prime time. "We're just appreciative that we get an opportunity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-08/ugly-loss-falcons-still-sting
Tampa Bay's Josh McCown will return against Atlanta

...He was hurt during the opening half of a 56-14 to the Falcons on Sept. 18 and replaced by Mike Glennon.Coach Lovie Smith hinted at a change on Monday, then Glennon confirmed the change on his radio show. The Bucs are ranked 31st in total...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-05/tampa-bays-josh-mccown-will-r
Falcons snap 5-game skid with road win over Buccaneers

...Sunday's loss dropped them to 0-5 at home, and coach Lovie Smith conceded he's running out of explanations for the team's...be the team's strength in their first season under Lovie Smith, has had problems getting off the field on third down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-09/falcons-snap-5-game-skid-road
Falcons, Bucs happy to be on short week

...turn it into a positive."After going 4-12 last season, Tampa Bay was looking to make a major jump under new coach Lovie Smith. There's plenty of talent on both sides of the line, but a sluggish offense has stymied any progress.It's hard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-17/falcons-bucs-happy-be-short-w
The NFL needs to realign the divisions

...Normally this time of year, when you're talking about that second win, you're not throwing a lot of parties," coach Lovie Smith quipped. "But for us, to be two wins out of first place in the win column, that is big."It's not like this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-11-21/nfl-needs-realign-divisions
Many factors come into play on NFL scheduling

...during Sunday Night Football.The timing of the Tampa Bay-Chicago game didn't pan out so well. Former Bears coach Lovie Smith is now leading the Buccaneers, but when they met in Week 12, both underachieving teams were struggling, dulling the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-26/many-factors-come-play-nfl-sc