ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Bears head coach Lovie Smith will take off 2013 and return in 2014. Even with openings for DC jobs in Philadelphia and New Orleans, Lovie Smith plans to sit out this year and hopes to return as an HC in 2014. Adam Schefter January 27, 2013 Although the Saints and Eagles both have defensive coordinator openings that he could fill, Smith said he plans to take off 2013 and return to head coaching in 2014. Smith will be 56 years old when the 2014 season starts. Sitting out a full season and returning in a top job is often easier said than done, but Jeff Fisher did it in 2012 and it’s obviously not impossible.