Defensive coordinator Fangio returning to Bears

Mark Helfrich agreed to join the Bears as Matt Nagy's offensive coordinator

Mark Helfrich agreed to join the Bears as Matt Nagy's offensive coordinator

Bears new coach Matt Nagy is tabbing former OR head coach Mark Helfrich as his new offensive coordinator, per multiple reports.

The Bears are looking to become more offensive-minded under Nagy, who served as the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs prior to becoming the Bears' new head coach on Monday.

Helfrich was a 37-16 in his four seasons leading OR, including a Rose Bowl victory and national championship appearance in January 2015. That included a run to the first College Football Playoff championship game during the 2014 season with Heisman Trophy victor Marcus Mariota at quarterback.

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. The Bears hired Notre Dame's Harry Hiestand as offensive line coach. He was sacked on the heels of a 4-8 finish in 2016.

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Helfrich's main accomplishments all occurred at the collegiate level, where he was the offensive coordinator for OR under former head coach Chip Kelly.

The status of Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has been an open-ended question all week, but now it seems as though the team has finally found out his answer. They Bears were 5-11 this past season.

Tabor spent the past seven seasons as Cleveland's special teams coordinator.

The development of Trubisky, the No. 2 overall draft pick last spring, could go a long way toward lifting an offense that ranked 30th overall and last in passing. It also figures to benefit running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, whose roles often lost consistency under the watch of offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains last season. He's worked in Chicago before, serving as a quality control coach and offensive assistant from 2007-'09.

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