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Chicago Bears hire ex-Tulane Head Coach Curtis Johnson as wide receivers coach

The Chicago Bears have announced the hiring of three assistant coaches. Curtis Johnson was added as the wide receivers coach, Ben McDaniels as an offensive assistant and Pierre Ngo was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach.

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The Chicago Bears have finally hired a wide receivers coach, tabbing 54 year old Curtis Johnson, who was most recently working as a Senior Wide Receivers Assistant for the New Orleans Saints.

From 2012 to 2015 Johnson was the head coach at Tulane University compiling a 15-34 overall record, with his best season coming in 2013 when he led the Green Wave to a 7-5 record before losing in the New Orleans Bowl. It was their first Bowl appearance in 11 years.

Prior to his head coaching stint, Johnson was a long time WR coach with a resume going all the way back to 1984 at Idaho's Lewiston High School. He was a WR coach at 5 different colleges, Idaho (1987-1988), San Diego State (1989-1993), Southern Methodist (1994), California (1995) and Miami (FL) (1996-2005).

He then moved onto the NFL, coaching with the Saints from 2006 to 2011.

While in New Orleans he had a hand in developing Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem and Lance Moore. Johnson also crossed paths with Bears GM Ryan Pace, who worked in New Orleans from 2001 to 2014.

The Chicago Bears also made official the hiring of Ben McDaniels as an offensive assistant. He has NFL coaching experience as a QB coach, as well as play calling experience at Rutgers University.

The Bears also promoted Pierre Ngo to assistant strength and conditioning coach after serving as a strength and conditioning assistant with the Bears in 2015. Ngo has been coaching strength and conditioning since 2008, including stops at UCLA (2014) and the New York Jets (2012-2013).

What are your thoughts on these three new coaching moves?