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Chicago Bears hire Notre Dame's Harry Hiestand as new OL coach

Chicago Bears hire Notre Dame's Harry Hiestand as new OL coach

He was the first candidate to interview for the Bears' coaching job after John Fox was sacked, but general manager Ryan Pace ultimately chose to go with former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.

Helfrich became Oregon's head coach after spending four seasons as the school's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Chip Kelly from 2009-12.

During the 2017 season, Chicago's defense ranked in the top-10 in total defense, passing defense and scoring defense. There also had been reports that Fangio could follow Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, should he get a head coaching role elsewhere, but Shurmur remains off limits until the Vikings are out of the postseason.

Earlier Friday, the Bears announced the hiring of former OR head coach Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator and Chris Tabor as special teams coordinator.

The first and highest profile of the hires is that of offensive coordinator, who will help Nagy in his quest to groom quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Before that he succeeded Chip Kelly as head coach at OR, with a 37-16 record over four seasons.

Helfrich won 33 games in his first three seasons and went to the first College Football Playoff championship game before being fired after going 4-8 in 2016.

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As much as the Bears sought a fresh voice and new approach for the offense and quarterback Mitch Trubisky, they were pretty happy with how the defense has come along. New coach Matt Nagy plans to do that.

The Bears also announced Mike Furrey was hired as wide receivers coach.

Tabor spent the past seven seasons as Cleveland's special teams coordinator. He's worked in Chicago before, serving as a quality control coach and offensive assistant from 2007-'09.

London will be tasked with maximizing the talents of running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, who proved to be one of the NFL's more intriguing tandems last season.

If Hiestand's name sounds familiar, he was Lovie Smith's offensive line coach with the Bears from 2005-09, when C Olin Kreutz earned two of his six Pro Bowl appearances and both All-Pro nods.

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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