Former Bears coach Lovie Smith had no interest in the head-coaching vacancy at USC. Going back to his home state as an NFL head coach, however, is likely a different matter altogether.
By: Tony Andracki, Scott Krinch and Mark Strotman
Bears coaches and players are under no illusions about the situation in which they find themselves, effectively two games behind the Detroit Lions in the NFC North with only four to play.
The good news was Jay Cutler practiced for the first time in nearly a month on Thursday afternoon.