Even though we’re still a couple of hours away from the official press conference, early reports out of Halas Hall indicate that heads are rolling after the Bears‘ disappointing 7-9 season.
Offensive coordinator Ron Turner has been fired, along with offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton and tight end coach Rob Boras.
The very latest news as of this writing contradicts earlier reports that Rod Marinelli will be handed the keys to the defense. The Bears will supposedly relieve Lovie of his defensive coordinator responsibilities and look outside the organization for a new DC. It will be interesting to see how far outside they go.
Some rumbles around former Bears’ assistant Perry Fewell, recently fired as interim Head Coach in Buffalo, makes me think that even though there will be a new person holding the clipboard, don’t expect any philosophical changes or a departure from the Cover-2.
Lots more coverage after this afternoon’s presser.