Bears hire Hiestand for second stint as offensive line coach

Bears hire Hiestand for second stint as offensive line coach

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.

- The Chicago Bears are expected to name former OR head coach Mark Helfrich the team's new offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.

Helfrich is Nagy's fourth reported coaching hire and the first without ties to Lovie Smith's Bears staff.

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Nagy's strong early work in assembling his staff is a likely byproduct - and beneficial one - of being the first of six clubs to hire a head coach this offseason.

He finished his OR career with a 37-16 record before being fired after going 4-8 in 2016. He won 33 games in his first three seasons and went to a national title game before being fired after going 4-8 during the 2016 season. He has experience as an offensive coordinator during a two-year stint at Colorado, his alma mater, and also spent five seasons as running backs coach with the Minnesota Vikings. Sounds like Helfrich has to choose between #Bears OC and pursuing University of Arizona HC job. The team has hired former Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich to fill the role previously held by Dowell Loggains, who left for the Miami Dolphins. But the offense was still formidable, resulting in quarterback Marcus Mariota winning the 2014 Heisman Trophy.

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