Helfrich will try to right the ship, as the Bears are looking to become more offensive-minded under Nagy, who served as the offensive coordinator with the Chiefs prior to becoming the Bears' new head coach on Monday.
And Mike Helfrich, the man expected to replace Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator, is a proponent of up-tempo, high-octane spread offenses going back to his days as Oregon's OC under Chip Kelly and as its head coach until 2016.
Hiestand has 36 years of coaching experience.
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Helfrich has never coached in the National Football League before, but he worked for current Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter at Boise State before a successful run at OR under Kelly, the former Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers coach.
Helfrich returns to the sideline after serving as a college football analyst on FOX Sports, providing color commentary for games and working as an in-studio personality. Once Kelly left for the NFL, Helfrich was promoted to head coach of Oregon. Sounds like Helfrich has to choose between #Bears OC and pursuing University of Arizona HC job. And his play-calling will likely reflect much of what he's learned in Andy Reid's West Coast-spread offense hybrid as far as utilizing playmakers in space and exploiting matchups.
A large reason why Nagy was hired to be the Bears HC is to groom second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.