Coach Nagy remains in the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol and will not coach in tomorrow’s game vs. the 49ers. Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will serve as head coach for the game.https://t.co/EfVAoQHLE3— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 30, 2021
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:
Chris Tabor is best known to us Culver-Stockton College Wildcat fans & alums as the only coach (before the current regime) to actually WIN at Culver in the modern history of the program. Tabor is a really good coach.— Ken Mitchell (@WCGBearsDenDude) October 25, 2021
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.