Assistant coaching thread: All previous coaches fired except for Jon Hoke
Marc Trestman Head Coach
Joe DeCamillis Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach
Aaron Kromer Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Mel Tucker Defensive Coordinator
Matt Cavanaugh Quarterbacks
Skip Peete Running Backs
Andy Bischoff Tight Ends
Mike Clark Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Jim Arthur Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jon Hoke Defensive Backs
Mike Phair Defensive Line
Michael Sinclair Assistant Defensive Line
Pat Meyer Asst. OL coach
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Mike tice, Jeremy bates, Tim holt, darryl drake all fired
Chicago Bears Reportedly Fire Offensive Coordinator Mike Tice
By Rob Goldberg on January 17, 2013
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Marc Trestman is looking to get a fresh start with the Chicago Bears as the team's new head coach, and he hasn't wasted any time. He has reportedly fired offensive coordinator Mike Tice and two other assistants.
Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune first reported the news of the coaching changes via Twitter:
Source says Mike Tice (offensive coordinator), Tim Holt (offensive line) and Darryl Drake (wide receivers) have been let go by Bears.
17 Jan 13
According to McClure, offensive line coach Tim Holt and wide receiver coach Darryl Drake have been let go as well. Drake has been with the organization since 2004.
Still, Tice is the most notable name in this group after spending four years as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2002 to 2005.
After being fired from that position, he spent four years as an assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars before becoming offensive line coach with the Bears. Two years later, he replaced Mike Martz as the team's offensive coordinator.
Unfortunately, things did not go as expected in his only year running the offense. The Bears ranked No. 16 in the NFL in total points and only No. 28 in total offense.
Embarrassingly, the squad finished in the top 10 in sacks allowed, which was supposed to be Tice's specialty coming into the job.
Lovie Smith was fired as head coach at the end of the season after missing the playoffs despite starting with a 7-1 record. It was unknown if Tice would join him on the unemployment line, but now it seems that the new coach will move on without him.
With plenty of experience in the NFL as both a player and a coach, however, it is likely that Tice will be able to find a job somewhere next season.
Last edited by chi-townlove1; 01-17-2013 at 07:20 PM.