Bears Hire Former Oregon HC Mark Helfrich as Offensive Coordinator


Bears Hire Former Oregon HC Mark Helfrich as Offensive Coordinator

Finally, the Bears have reportedly agreed to terms with Charles London to be their new running backs coach, according to.

The Bears have hired former OR head coach Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Hiestand coached the Bears offensive line from 2005-09 where he was a member of a coaching staff that helped Chicago win back-to-back division titles and reach Super Bowl XLI. Helfrich led OR to a 37-16 record in four seasons as head coach.

Helfrich was a 37-16 in his four seasons leading OR, including a Rose Bowl victory and national championship appearance in January 2015. He was sacked on the heels of a 4-8 finish in 2016.

Bettcher has been with the Cardinals for five seasons, the last three as defensive coordinator.

He then worked as quarterbacks coach at Boise State (1998-2000) and Arizona State (2001-05) before serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Colorado (2006-08).

New Bears coach Matt Nagy hinted during his introduction Tuesday that his coaching staff would be unique.

What the addition of Helfrich could mean is a greater tempo to Nagy's offense, diversifying the system with run-pass option looks and other elements that put to use the mobility of 23-year-old quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

They fired Fox after three seasons with a 14-34 record that gave him the second-worst winning percentage for a Chicago coach. A former offensive quality control coach with the Bears, London would be the third coach that Nagy has hired that has ties to the Bears' organization. The Bears were 5-11 in 2017.

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 play-making receivers, which they sorely lacked this past season.

Bills fire Dennison: The Buffalo Bills fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison after the team finished 29th in offense this season. Tabor was Chicago's assistant special teams coach from 2008-2010.

Furrey played eight seasons in the National Football League with the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins.



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