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suntimes.com Jan 9, 2013SEAN JENSEN: Rick Dennison, the offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans, isn’t the grandest “name” candidate available. Although seven NFL clubs were searching for coaches, only the Bears have requested an interview with Dennison since the 2012Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The agent for Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Wednesday night that his client has been released from an Indianapolis hospital and that they are finalizing details to begin interviewing for head coaching jobs.Share TweetESPN.com Jan 9, 2013Last Saturday, we took a closer look at how the Chicago Bears compiled a 10-6 record in 2012, noting their dominance of inferior competition and struggles against teams that finished the season with winning records. It wasn't necessarily the definitive …Share Tweet
Kerry J. Byrne: Numbers show that Harbaugh will come to regret Kaepernick moveSan Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will regret the decision to bench highly efficient quarterback Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick in the middle of the season. And there's a good chance that moment of regret will come Saturday night at Candle…Share Tweet
The Plot Thickens: Think you're prepared for the divisional round? T…Think you're prepared for the divisional round? Think again. Dig deep, and you'll find some intriguing storylines that provide a backdrop for this weekend, Don Banks writes.Share Tweet
Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eightThe best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:Share Tweetsuntimes.com Jan 9, 2013SEAN JENSEN: Mike Ditka is sensitive to the stigma that special-teams coordinators aren’t equipped to be head coaches. Before he was Da Coach, he was Da Coordinator.Share Tweet
Brilliant Move: Colin Kaepernick, like his coach, shows uncanny i…Colin Kaepernick, like his coach, shows uncanny intangibles. Plus, he brings long-term comfort to the franchise, making Jim Harbaugh look ingenius, writes Michael Rosenberg.Share Tweet
Cutler Mailbag: Cutler On Lovie Smith's FiringJan 9Bears QB Jay Cutler talks to ESPN Chicago's Waddle & Silvy about the feelings in the locker room when Lovie Smith was fired and why Cutler wants Devin Hester back next season.
Cutler Mailbag: Cutler Talks Bears' Coaching CandidatesJan 9Bears QB Jay Cutler talks to ESPN Chicago's Waddle & Silvy about some of the head-coaching candidates who are vying to replace Lovie Smith.