Bears add Hiestand as OL coach


The are busy filling out head coach 's staff, and the team made several hires on Wednesday.

The Bears have also reportedly hired their new special teams coordinator, as they've agreed to terms with former Browns coordinator Chris Tabor, according to the.

Hiestand has 36 years of coaching experience.

Helfrich's crowning achievement in Eugene was leading the Ducks to the National Championship Game in 2014, the first year of the College Football Playoff. He did serve as a professional coach before, however, serving as offensive coordinator for the Dacia Vienna VIkings, who participated in the BIG6 European Football League.

Under Helfrich, the Ducks were 37-16, making three consecutive Bowl appearances, before the bottom fell out in 2016 following the departure of Marcus Mariota. Sounds like Helfrich has to choose between #Bears OC and pursuing University of Arizona HC job.

Helfrich's arrival signals that Nagy will continue to meld Reid's West Coast scheme with spread principles, including RPOs (run-pass options) and utilizing every inch of the field, not every second on the play clock.

Helfrich became head coach at OR in 2013 when Chip Kelly left to run the Philadelphia Eagles. Because Nagy will be calling his own plays, offensive line coach is right up there with quarterbacks coach as the most important staff hire he'll make on offense.