The Tennessee Titans have denied the Chicago Bears’ request to interview their quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains for their vacant “passing coordinator” position. Well duh. Why would they let an up-and-coming offensive mind leave to make a lateral move. They don’t owe the Bears anything. Here’s a little snippet on Loggains:
Loggains isn’t a highly-touted name around the league, but he is viewed by members of the Titans’ staff as an intelligent, up-and-coming coach who gets along well with players. Having finished his second season as Tennessee’s quarterbacks coach, and his fourth with the team, Loggains served as an administrative assistant with the Titans when Cutler was finishing up his career at Vanderbilt, and pushed hard to draft the former Commodore over Vince Young.
It’s just another ripple effect of the Bears rushing to promote Mike Tice into their vacant offensive coordinator position. There was no reason to rush to promote Tice; it’s not like he was going anywhere. If they were interested in meeting with some offensive minds and kicking around some different ideas and philosophies, why not hold off on bumping Tice and bring the Dowell Loggains of the world up to Halas Hall for a cup of coffee and a chat about some X’s and O’s? If you’re offering him an OC position, the Titans can’t deny the request. It’s a blow to Jay Cutler, who is buddies with Loggains from back in the day at Vandy.
When news originally surfaced about Chicago’s potential interest in Loggains, who is a friend of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, a source with the Titans expressed doubt that the coach would switch teams.
“(Titans head coach Mike)Munchak loves him,” the source said. “I don’t see him letting him out of his contract unless (it’s) a play calling coordinator’s job. No chance they will get Loggains as just the QB coach.”
Bears coach Lovie Smith had been making calls inquiring about Loggains last week, according to the source. Another source close to Loggains said the coach would have been interested in joining the Bears because of his relationship with Cutler. The quarterback lobbied for Loggains to join the Bears two years ago after the club fired Pep Hamilton.