Bears special teams coach Dave Toub is part of the cast of thousands interviewing for the Bears head coaching job.
But it doesn’t take much reading of the tea leaves to think he’s not the leading candidating, since the Bears are letting him look at lateral moves.
Toub interviewed for the Dolphins head coaching job last year, and he’s one of four special teams coaches on the Bears list.
But according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have given permission to the Panthers and Chiefs to talk to Toub about assistant coaching jobs, despite Toub’s contract running through 2013.
The Charlotte Observer reported Toub interviewed with Panthers head coach Ron Rivera Wednesday.
One of the top special teams coaches in the business, Toub would be an upgrade for either the Panthers or Chiefs. He has long-standing relationships with both Rivera and Chiefs coach Andy Reid, working with Reid at both the college and pro level.