Bears assistant offensive line coach Donovan Raiola leaving to join Nebraska’s staff

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With Bears head coach Matt Nagy on one of the hottest seats in the NFL, it’s unsurprising that his coaching staff is beginning to look for work elsewhere.

One assistant has already found another job: Bears assistant offensive line coach Donovan Raiola is leaving to coach the offensive line at Nebraska.

The 38-year-old Raiola was an All-Big Ten center at Wisconsin and had a brief NFL career that saw him bounce around the league with several teams but only play in one regular-season game. He’s been on the Bears’ coaching staff since 2018.

Raiola’s brother, Dominic Raiola, played at Nebraska and won the Rimington Award as the best center in college football.

5 responses to “Bears assistant offensive line coach Donovan Raiola leaving to join Nebraska’s staff

  1. Do you blame him? I would be looking for a job now. You have to know the Nagy experiment is over in 5 weeks. If not sooner. It’s time to jump from this sinking ship…

  2. The Rats are leaving the ship.. No big loss, as O line is trash, so he didn’t do a great job.

  3. With the transitory nature of football jobs he Smart to get out . This was just talked about Sid Luckman’s offense of the 40’s averaged more passing yards than Matt Nagy’s The only question isn’t really Nagy’s future but how many dominos will fall

  4. Sad part is that Rhule’s reign of error will accelerate the momentum to move the Bears to the suburbs

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