Ogunleye, Hillenmeyer support Smith

Defensive veterans think coach should remain for 2010 season

Updated: January 4, 2010, 7:53 PM ET
By George Smith | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - After the Bears' season-ending win over the Detroit Lions Sunday, Lovie Smith said he expects to be back as head coach until someone tells him otherwise.

On Monday at Halas Hall, players expressed support for their head coach.

"I know that across the locker room that we think that he should be here," Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer said after a team meeting with Smith. "I'm under the impression that he will be. I certainly hope he will be. And that's ...

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