Interesting reports have been surfacing today that Lovie Smith is looking to make Pep Hamilton his offensive coordinator if he lands another head coaching job in the NFL. Previously, Smith booted Hamilton from his Bears staff following the 2009 season after he served as the quarterback coach during his 2007-09 seasons.
Hamilton, who is currently serving as Stanford's offensive coordinator, is also expected to interview for the same position with the Jets.
Because of the offense that Smith Covets, hiring Hamilton would be a wise move for the former Bears head coach to make.
If Smith had made a similar decision last off season, he would probably still hold his position in Chicago. Hamilton would have brought a system that utilizes all the skill players on the field, protests the quarterback and is known for moving the chains and helping the quarterback complete a high percentage of passes. All of which were problems for the Bears' offense last season.
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This Week's Scores
Loyola Academy 17, Edwardsville 10
Lincoln-Way East 24, Maine South 14
Lake Zurich 14, Mount Carmel 7
Batavia 23, Benet Academy 13
Prairie Ridge 42, Hoffman Estates 21
Nazareth Academy 24, Providence Catholic 7
Phillips 27, Sterling 14
Dunlap 21, Washington 0
Morris 43, Raby 8
Rochester 31, Highland 14
IC Catholic 7, Byron 0
Pleasant Plains 41, Anna-Jonesboro 2
Gibson City 14, Newman Central Catholic 8
Maroa-Forsyth 25, Shelbyville 14
Tuscola 21, Athens 14
Lena-Winslow 12, Forreston 8