Titans quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains will remain the Titans’ quarterbacks coach, despite overtures from the Bears about a job that would give Loggains a better title and more responsibilities.
The Bears were interested in Loggains as passing game coordinator, but Loggains is under contract and Titans coach Mike Munchak denied the Bears’ request to interview him, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Although assistant coaches are never prevented from interviewing to become head coaches, different teams take different approaches when their assistants are asked to interview for other assistant jobs elsewhere. Some teams simply won’t allow assistants to leave. Other teams allow assistants to leave if it’s for a promotion (like position coach to coordinator), and the Bears hoped Loggains would get that permission from the Titans. But the Titans said no.
Loggains has spent six years with the Titans, two as quarterbacks coach, two as offensive quality control coach and two as a coaching administrative assistant. Prior to Tennessee hiring him he was a scouting assistant with the Cowboys, and before that he was a backup quarterback at Arkansas.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is friends with Loggains and wanted him to join Chicago’s re-shaped offensive staff under new offensive coordinator Mike Tice. But that won’t happen.