Earlier today, the Bears announced the hire of former safety Chris Harris as defensive quality control coach. They also announced the hiring of Tim Tibesar as linebackers coach, Dwayne Stukes as an assistant special teams coach and Sean Desai as a defensive quality control coach.
Tibesar used to coach in the CFL with Marc Trestman in Montreal before leaving for the Purdue Boilermakers' defensive coordinator position. He spent one year as a defensive coordinator in Montreal with his defense stumbling near the end.
Dwayne Stukes was the special teams coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 before the Raheem Morris staff purge. He was a former defensive back who signed with the Atlanta Falcons in 2000 as an undrafted free agent.
Desai spent six years as a coach, the last year as running backs/special teams coach at Boston College after stops at Temple and Miami, the latter as assistant director of football operations. The draft picks he's worked with include second-round pick Jaiquawn Jarrett, Tahir Whitehead and Adrian Robinson.
It's important to note that all these moves are essentially "demotions" in that they're a step below their prior jobs, but they're also promotions from "lower levels" or re-entry into the league, so we'll see how these guys turn out for the team.
What do you think of the Bears' new coaching hires?