Jeremy Bates is headed to Seattle and Tom Clements is staying put in Green Bay. The Bears... are moving on.
Dan Pompei is now reporting that Ken Zampese, Bengals quarterbacks coach, has spent the day interviewing with Lovie Smith for the vacant offensive coordinator position. Find the complete write-up here.
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The 42-year old is regarded as an up and comer and he also has been considered for other offensive coordinator jobs over the last couple of years.
Zampese has spent seven seasons with the Bengals. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant on thestaff for Mike Martz with Smith. A separate league source said Martz, figuring his chances to become Bears offensive coordinator were limited, recommended Zampese to Smith. Martz also had recommended Zampese to Lewis.
Zampese's father Ernie Zampese is a longtime NFL assistant coach and offensive coordinator who worked for the, , Rams and .
- University of San Diego 1989 (Secondary Coach)
- Cincinnati Bengals 2003-Present (quarterbacks coach)
- University of Southern California 1990-91 (graduate assistant secondary coach)
- Northern Arizona 1992-94 (wide receivers coach) 1995 (offensive coordinator)
- Miami University 1996-97 (passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach)
- Philadelphia Eagles 1998 (offensive assistant)
- Green Bay Packers 1999 (offensive assistant)
- St. Louis Rams 2000 (offensive assistant) 2001 (wide receivers coach) 2002 (passing game coach)
What are your thoughts on this up-and-comer?