Bears hand former OR coach Helfrich OC job

With new head coach Matt Nagy in the fold the Bears will now focus on Vic Fangio's future at defensive coordinator

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bears have hired former University of OR head coach Mark Helfrich the offensive coaching staff for Matt Nagy. He went 37-16 in four seasons before he was sacked after the 2016 season.

Helfrich became head coach at OR in 2013 when Chip Kelly left to run the Philadelphia Eagles. They obviously feel Helfrich's experience working with some high-powered offenses at the collegiate level makes him qualified for the job.

"Coach Hiestand built upon the standard of Notre Dame offensive line play", senior offensive lineman Sam Mustipher said in a statement.

Helfrich worked as an analyst for Fox Sports during the 2017 college football season. They reached the College Football Playoff national championship game in 2014 under his leadership but was sacked in 2016 after a disappointing 4-8 season.

OR struggled to a 4-8 mark in 2016, although it still ranked 27th in the nation in scoring.

He also was being pursued by Kelly as an offensive coordinator at UCLA and Arizona for its vacant head-coaching job.

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To get a better feel for Helfrich, I sat down with veteran ESPN college football reporter Adam Rittenberg, who covered OR during the Helfrich era.

When Helfrich was the OC at Oregon, Kelly called plays, much like Nagy will do in Chicago, but Helfrich was very involved in scheming, planning and utilizing personnel.

Mark Helfrich is a smart guy.

Brad Childress has just retired after spending five years coaching with Matt Nagy in Kansas City. While four other National Football League teams are still trying to figure out who their next head coach will be, the Bears have been able to devote all their attention on getting great assistant coaches to help Nagy.

The Bears need to develop Mitch Trubisky, who showed franchise-changing potential as a rookie, and that fits Helfrich's background.

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