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Nagy out with COVID, Tabor to coach vs. 49ers

The Bears coach announced he tested positive Monday and has been quarantining since

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The Chicago Bears announced this morning that head coach Matt Nagy would not be able to get out of COVID-19 protocol before the game tomorrow and will not coach against the San Francisco 49ers.

Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will coach the team. He was previously announced as running team meetings this week in Nagy’s absence.

For the embattled Bears head coach, Nagy has declined to say whether or not he has symptoms and has refused to say where he is quarantining. Considering he has met with the Bears beat reporters this week, it would appear he is in at least good health.

For Tabor, he’s been around the league since 2008 and is in his second stint with the Bears after being assistant special teams coach under Dave Toub from 2008-2010. He was then the Cleveland Browns special teams coordinator from 2011-17 before coming back to Chicago in the same capacity.

According to his team biography he was last a head coach at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. in 2001. Luckily for us here at WCG we have a Culver-Stockton College alum to give us a report:

Lastly, this will be the first time the Bears have had a temporary coach since 1988 when defensive coordinator Vince Tobin stepped in following Mike Ditka’s heart attack. That’s according to research and history carried out by myself, Jack Silverstein and Jeff Berkes on Twitter this morning. Thanks to the others on Twitter who helped us track that down.