The Cover Stew: Chicago Bears Team Up with Fox for American Coaching Idol

Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears are pleased to announce they’ve teamed up with the Fox television network and the folks at American Idol to bring you American Coaching Idol.

Borrowing from the American Idol format, Phil Emery, Ted Phillips, Jay Cutler and Randy Jackson will be on the panel conducting a cattle call interview.  Prospective coaching candidates will have 30 seconds to make their pitch on how they can fix the Chicago Bears offense.   Candidates that get at least three votes will get a golden ticket to go to Halas Hall for the next wave of interviews.  

“We feel like this will really expedite the process.  I’ve been trotting all over North America trying to interview any offensive mind with a pulse.  This will bring a synergy to the process in our search for the next Chicago Bears head coach” a tired a travel weary Phil Emery stated.     “Our search for excellence has been able to get the big named guys involved but we can greatly widen our search to include all of America.  When I said ‘no one is excluded,’ I meant no one.”

Ryan Seacrest will host and special guest judges expected to make an appearance include Mike Ditka, Virginia McCaskey and Chicago Bears mascot Staley.   They will be holding the Chicago auditions at the United Center starting on Tuesday.  Contestants are asked to bring an 8×10 glossy photo and 5 copies of their resume.   Other cities scheduled to host a search include Mobile, Alabama, Los Angeles, California and Bismark, North Dakota.   So if you have a plan for the Bears, find your nearest audition site, brush up your resume and head out.  You could be the next…


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