While Matt Nagy may be new to the Bears, he continues to bring old and familiar faces back to Chicago. Earlier, it was reported that he had brought former offensive line coach Harry Hiestand back into the fold. He also added former assistant (and Dave Toub disciple) Chris Tabor as Special Teams Coordinator.
Now, Brad Biggs reports that the Bears have added another familiar name, one-time quality control assistant Charles London. After his stint with the Bears (2007-2009), London moved on to a similar role with the Tennessee Titans. London then went from the Titans to serving as a running backs coach for Penn State. Most recently, London spent the last four seasons in the same capacity for the Houston Texans (the Texans were pretty good at the whole ‘running the football’ thing during that time, as well). He will continue this role with the Bears.
London’s journey around football is not too surprising despite his relative youth (he’s only 42), and his arc is far from atypical, but it is interesting that Nagy seems to be pulling together coaches with a range of experiences while still finding guys with a connection to Chicago.
There’s of course a couple of other names with connections to Chicago that fans are still waiting on, and as of this writing there was no word on the offensive coordinator for the team, but the fact remains that Nagy is moving quickly to secure a strong, diverse staff for himself.
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