Bears rent Chiefs offensive coordinator as new coach

Bears rent Chiefs offensive coordinator as new coach

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.

OR head coach Mark Helfrich, works the sidelines against Arizona State in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 in Eugene, Ore.

The Bears were the first team to strike with their head coach and were able to put together a nice staff because of it. Now, he is expected to aid in the development of Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace announced the hiring of Matt Nagy as the NFL football team's 16th head coach, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears will hire former University of OR head coach as their new offensive 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).

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Fangio's defenses have been ranked in the top 10 in points and yards during five of the last seven seasons.

Helfrich becomes the second coordinator to be hired after the Bears named Chris Tabor as special teams coordinator on Wednesday. The Browns ranked sixth in kickoff return average against (21.8), seventh in the National Football League in punt return average (9.9), ninth in total kick return yards (8,974) and 10th in total return yards allowed (7,627) during that time. The status of assistant offensive line coach Ben Wilkerson is unknown.

Last season, Jones made 30 catches for 399 yards and one touchdown in 14 games.

But the move to professional football comes after Helfrich spent the 2017 season as a college football television analyst for Fox Sports, a position which he accepted after being fired from Oregon's head coaching position in November of 2016.

The Bears were 3-15 against the NFC North under Fox and dropped all six division games this past season.

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