CSNCSNChicago.com to air the Bears' press conference LIVE at 4:00 p.m. today.
Lovie Smith, the man hired in 2004 by Jerry Angelo to coach the Bears, will not be following his boss out the door, not this year at any rate.
Smith will remain as head coach and continue with evaluations of his staff, according to team website ChicagoBears.com. Foremost among those evaluations will be Mike Martz, whom Smith selected as offensive coordinator in 2010 after Angelo and the organization had landed Mike Tice as offensive line coach and many expected to become offensive coordinator himself.
Martz was not the Bears first choice but rather a fall-back selection after several top college candidates were unable to commit to being available because of recruiting and other issues with their seasons.