The Chicago Bears haven't had much success with their offensive coaching search since firing Mike Martz and re-branding former assistant head coach Mike Tice as the new offensive coordinator and play-caller. After the team was denied permission to speak with Tennessee Titans'quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains for the hybrid quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator position, they interviewed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson.
As it turns out, the Bears also offered the job to Olson and he rejected the offer, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Since that time, Olson moved on and took a job as the quarterbacks coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Why? the Jaguars offered an additional title of assistant head coach and an additional year beyond the two-year deal that the Bears offered. Olson will now devote his time to turning around a struggling offense led by Blaine Gabbert instead of the Cutler led unit in Chicago.
With Olson out of the picture and Loggains beyond their reach, it is unknown where the bears will turn to next as they attempt to fill this vacancy prior to the 2012 NFL Draft. The problem with the search has been that the Bears created this new "passing coordinator" title and can't secure interviews with talented coaches on current NFL staffs because the move is not considered a promotion by rival teams and thus doesn't compel them to grant interviews with coached under contract.
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