Defensive coordinator Fangio returning to Bears
LAKE FOREST, ILL. >> Vic Fangio is returning to the Chicago Bears as defensive coordinator after being passed up for their head coaching job.
Fangio re-signed Friday and will continue to lead a defense he helped transform the past three seasons. They ranked 10th this season. He was the first candidate to interview for the Bears’ coaching job after John Fox was fired, but general manager Ryan Pace decided to go with former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.
The team announced Friday that it has hired former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator and Chris Tabor as special teams coordinator. The Bears also brought in Charles London to coach running backs and Mike Furrey as wide receivers coach.