Dear Lovie,

Congratulations on your fine start with the original Orange-and-Blue. As you know, Illini alum George Halas brought the school colors to the Bears when he founded Chicago’s historic pro franchise, where you were fired despite going 10-6 in 2012.

If John Fox guides the Bears to 10-6 this fall, it will be considered excellent progress.

You are, as you know, in a strange business.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.