Report: Chan Gailey considered an OC candidate in Chicago


Add Chan Gailey to the list of candidates to become the Bears' offensive coordinator, meaning the team might add a third former NFL head coach to their staff.

Gailey, the former Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Tech head coach, was the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs under Herm Edwards, who is close to Bears coach Lovie Smith, in 2008. He remained in that position when Todd Haley was hired to coach the Chiefs before last season but was relieved of his duties less than two weeks before the 2009 season opener.

Evidently, play-calling during the Chiefs' first three losses of the preseason contributed to the split between Haley and Gailey.

ESPN reported that Indianapolis Colts receivers coach Clyde Christensen is also on the Bears' radar. Smith also is expected to interview the San Diego Chargers' Rob Chudzinski, who was the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator for two seasons before returning to the Chargers as assistant head coach/tight ends before this season.

Meanwhile, former Bears quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton is expected to interview to become Virginia's quarterbacks coach.

The Bears already employ defensive line coach and former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli and offensive line coach and former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice.

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