Helfrich to be named Chicago Bears offensive coordinator

Helfrich to be named Chicago Bears offensive coordinator

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. Before that he succeeded Chip Kelly as head coach at OR, with a 37-16 record over four seasons.

Even as Maddon praised Nagy's path to success, he also expressed sympathy for former head coach John Fox, who was sacked last week.

The Bears re-signed Vic Fangio as defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday. It's a system different from Nagy's modernized West Coast offense.

In Chicago, Helfrich will be tasked with mentoring young quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who showed flashes of the arm talent that led to him being selected second overall but struggled behind a poor offensive line.

Turkey and the United States called each other unsafe countries
Meanwhile, Turkish officials have been busily firing and arresting tens-of-thousands of people it accuses of having ties to Gulen. Turkey has called for his extradition, but the United States says sufficient evidence has yet to be put to a court.

OR owed Helfrich an $11.6 million buyout.

Fangio, who helped transform the Bears' defense from one of the worst in the NFL and into one of the league's best, will remain on the staff of new head coach Matt Nagy as he assembled his team in Chicago. Turner is expected to bring son Scott Turner on as quarterbacks coach.

Tabor had been in the same position with the Browns since 2011 and had previously worked as assistant special teams coach for the Bears in 2008-'10 under the watch of coach Lovie Smith and special teams coordinator Dave Toub. Nagy spent the past decade working under Andy Reid in Philadelphia and Kansas City, serving as the Chiefs' sole offensive coordinator this past season. With the Lions, Cardinals, Giants and Colts yet to hire a head coach, Fangio appears to be waiting patiently to see what's next. The Cardinals might want to retain Bettcher with their new head coach in the event he is not promoted and potentially could appease him with a pay raise.

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