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1/7/06

Big Sandy's Lovie Smith Named AP NFL Coach Of The Year

Big Sandy's Lovie Smith took the Chicago Bears from a 5-11 franchise, to an 11-5 team that claimed the NFC North title.

The former wildcat has been rewarded.

Smith was named the Associated Press' NFL Coach of the Year on Saturday.
Smith received 24 and a half votes out of 50 edging out Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy.
This is Smith's second season with the Bears.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com
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