Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator
But yeah, if Dick Lebeau retired, Lovie Smith would be a perfect fit as Defensive Coordinator for the Steelers. Mike Tomlin, and Lovie Smith come from the same coaching tree, both spending time as assistant coaches under Tony Dungy before they became head coaches. Of course, both have the same defensive philosophy, as well.
Incidentally, Tony Dungy is part of the Chuck Knoll coaching tree, coming up as a player, assistant coach, and defensive coordinator with the Steelers during Knoll's tenure as head coach.
If we go back one more generation, we can trace this all back to Coach Paul Brown. Chuck Knoll was part of the Paul Brown coaching tree, along with Don Shula, Bud Grant, and Weeeb Ewbank.
So, It's all good...