The Bears interviewed Kevin Rogers for their forever-vacant offensive coordinator job on Thursday. No, not the guy pictured at right, but if they hire Rogers you can bet there will be plenty of Gambler references forthcoming. Word from inside Halas Hall is that if both sides like what the other is saying, things could move quickly to hire him. Stay tuned for any updates.
But with the potentially good news, comes more frustration. Another potential candidate has withdrawn his name from consideration. Pitt’s offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. released this statement:
“My return to Pitt last year was the realization of a longtime personal and professional goal,” Cignetti said in a statement to ProFootballTalk.com. “It was made even more gratifying by the outstanding season we enjoyed. I couldn’t be more fortunate to work for Dave Wannstedt and coach these great kids. Despite recent reports connecting my name with other jobs, I am wholeheartedly committed to being at Pitt and continuing to establish our program among the nation’s very best.”
I don’t know which is worse, that we’re turning to Dave Wannstedt for a coach or that he said no thanks. Just hire Rogers as the OC, promote Marinelli to be the DC and get this over with already. Quit dragging this out because the longer you do, the more people who will pass on the job and make you look even worse.