At a time when former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis reportedly is interested in becoming the next offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN throws a much more logical name into the mix.
USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.
Bates was the quarterbacks coach in Denver through 2008; he was hired by the Broncos the same year quarterback Jay Cutler arrived via round one of the draft.
And Cutler reportedly would have been willing to stay in Denver if Bates had still been employed. But when owner Pat Bowlen opted to hire a head coach with an offensive background, Bates bolted for USC.
Of course, Bates also might be reuniting with former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan.
Then again, all three men might find their names being chanted by George Wendt and his cohorts next year at this time.