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Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio staying with Bears

14 January, 2018, 12:58 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio staying with Bears

His coaching staff seems likely to take shape fairly quickly, and on Thursday morning ESPN's Adam Schefter reported former OR head coach Mike Helfrich is coming aboard as offensive coordinator.

The Bears also announced that they have hired as the team's new special teams coordinator. The defense ranked in the top 10 in the National Football League against the pass (seventh), points allowed (ninth) and total defense (10th).

I believe UO athletic director Rob Mullens and the boosters in his inner circle should have cast a wider net before deciding to promote Helfrich - then UO offensive coordinator - to succeed Chip Kelly.

Helfrich, 44, was the OR head coach from 2013 to "16, after four years of being the Ducks" quarterbacks coach-offensive coordinator under Chip Kelly.

Before posting a 37-16 overall record at OR, which included guiding the Ducks to a Pac-12 championship and an appearance in the national championship game in 2014, Helfrich was Kelly's offensive coordinator. That included a run to the first College Football Playoff championship game during the 2014 season with Heisman Trophy victor Marcus Mariota at quarterback. Nagy spent the past decade working under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City, serving as the Chiefs' sole offensive coordinator this past season.

The Bears are looking to get the most out of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and emerge from one of the worst runs in franchise history.

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The made it official on Friday morning, as they announced the hiring of three new coaches to 's staff.

McVay was hired in Los Angeles to get the best out of former No. 1 pick Jared Goff, just as Nagy was brought in to tap into the vast potential of Mitch Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick in 2017. But the Bears will need to acquire some playmaking receivers. The status of assistant offensive line coach Ben Wilkerson is unknown.

Tabor spent the past seven seasons as Cleveland's special teams coordinator.

It appears more likely now that Fangio is back that some of the position coaches on defense who worked with him under Fox the past few seasons could return to serve under Nagy.

Furrey, who played in the NFL for eight seasons, recently completed his second season as the head football coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C.

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