The Chicago Bears have more than just their own hirings to worry about this offseason as the Oakland Raiders prepare to interview recently-promoted offensive coordinator Mike Tice for their open head coach position. According to Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribuen, Tice will interview for the Raiders head coach job on Tuesday.
Tice spent the 2011 NFL Season as the Bears' offensive line coach, but the Bears appointed him their offensive coordinator after the previous play-caller, Mike Martz, quit the team and retired suddenly. A veteran of 15 NFL seasons, Tice has been coaching in the NFL since 1996, serving as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2002 through 2005.
The Bears have a variety of different hirings to take care of this offseason, most notably that of their vacant GM position. Chicago is also looking for a passing coordinator to work alongside Tice, whose role will be as the offensive coordinator, yet focused on the running game.
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