Bears retain WR coach Groh

As John Fox rounds out his initial Chicago Bears coaching staff, he decided to retain Mike Groh, the team’s wide receivers coach. Groh is a two-year holdover from former head coach Marc Trestman’s staff, and is considered by many to be an up-and-comer in the coaching ranks.

Groh is the son of longtime college coach and former New York Jets coach Al Groh. He joined the Bears following a stint with Nick Saban at Alabama.

The Bears official release announcing the move is below:

The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Mike Groh extending his contract to remain as the team’s wide receivers coach. This will be Groh’s third season as the team’s wide receivers coach after being named to the position on February 23, 2013.


Two NFL veteran assistants named to Bears staff

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The Chicago Bears added two more pieces to John Fox’s inaugural coaching staff. Veteran NFL coaches Dowell Loggains and Glen Pires joined the team on Friday. Loggains will coach the quarterbacks while Pires oversees the linebacking unit.

Below are profiles of the two new Bears assistants.

Dowell Loggains (quarterbacks coach)

Dowell Loggains has seven years NFL coaching experience including four as a quarterbacks coach and two seasons as offensive coordinator.

In 2014, Loggains was the quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns. Under Loggains tutelage, the Browns finished the 2014 season with 3,678 passing yards, 10th most in franchise history. Their 7.33 yards per attempt this past year was highest for the franchise since 1992. Their 21 pass plays of 25 or more yards were tied for the second most by the franchise in the last 21 years and the most since 1995.


Smith, George join Bears staff

The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Frank Smith (tight ends) and Jason George (strength and conditioning coach) to join their coaching staff. The team’s official release is below.

 Frank Smith (tight ends coach)

Frank Smith has 11 years coaching experience, including the last five with the New Orleans Saints. During his time with the Saints, Smith’s role was to support the offensive staff in game preparation while assisting with the offensive line.