Bears lose assistant coach to college ranks

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The idea there could be changes to the Bears coaching staff isn’t a revolutionary one, since they went 3-13 this season.

But the first one might not be the one we expected.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears running backs coach Stan Drayton is leaving for a college job, reportedly at the University of Texas.

Drayton’s work this year was impressive, as fifth-round rookie Jordan Howard ran for 1,313 yards, which was second in the league.

Of course, there has been plenty of speculation about other changes there, specifically with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.

Head coach John Fox and General Manager Ryan Pace are meeting with the media this morning, and those jobs will certainly be a topic of conversation.

7 responses to “Bears lose assistant coach to college ranks

  1. Good for him. On teams John Fox doesn’t coach, that forward pass thingy is catching a lot of people’s attention.

  2. Considering they just signed on to coach the North in the Senior Bowl, my guess is barring any requests for interviews, the coaching staff will remain in place as is. Fangio, Loggains, and Rodgers…ugh. Fangio is the only one worth keeping of the three, and one could argue Fox is not worth keeping either.

    Drayton is a solid coach who has consistently done well without star power players in his position group. I think he will do well at Texas with a promising young QB as well as some stud running backs.

    Hopefully this does not negatively impact Jordan Howard going into year 2. At least not any more than Loggains ignoring the run will…

  3. Da Bears had just one running back, Howard. The other two, Langford and Carrry ontibuted nothing.

  4. That figures. One of the few Bears position coaches whose players actually did well this year, and he leaves.

    It also says volumes that he is choosing to leave a huge NFL rebuilding project for a potentially even bigger college football rebuild. The Longhorns are a mess but he must see a better future for himself there than staying with Fox & Friends.

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