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Breaking: Bears Complete Coaching Staff; Marinelli Promoted to DC


The Bears on Friday finalized their coaching staff by naming Rod Marinelli defensive coordinator, Eric Washington defensive line coach, and Shane Day quarterbacks coach.

Marinelli, who also will retain his title as assistant head coach, joined the Bears a year ago as defensive line coach after spending the previous three seasons as head coach of the Detroit Lions. Under his guidance in 2009, Bears defensive linemen generated 24 sacks, tied for ninth most in the NFL among defensive fronts.

Day was a quality control coach with the San Francisco 49ers the past three seasons, working with Martz in 2008. Day also worked with new Bears tight ends coach Mike DeBord at Michigan in 2005-06, serving as assistant quarterbacks and quality control coach. His other duties included opponent film breakdown and recruiting.

The Bears on Friday also named Andrew Hayes-Stoker offensive quality control coach and Mikal Smith defensive quality control coach.

So there you have it. The Space Cowboys of old head coaches are now in Charge of your Chicago Bears. What happens from here?