Conflicting Reports on Bob Bostad to Bears Rumors


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There are contradictory reports about Pitt Offensive Coordinator Bob Bostad coming to the Chicago Bears to be their offensive line coach.   Mike Mulligan of 670 The Score and the Chicago Tribune is reporting the Bostad to the Bears is just waiting on the finishing touches of the Mike Tice Raiders interview to make it official.  Michael C Wright of ESPN Chicago adds former Rams O-line coach Steve Loney to the mix.  Sean Jensen posted a couple of tweets refuting the Bostad rumors.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo reports Bostad is staying put:

"Pitt offensive coordinator Bob Bostad will remain in his current position at the university.A CBS radio affiliate in Chicago reported this morning that Bostad was going to become the offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears. That story is false, according to a source at Pitt.Bostad, who came to Pitt earlier this month from Wisconsin with new head coach Paul Chryst, is on the road recruiting."

Bostad would be a good choice, especially with Tice as OC.  He was Wisconsin’s Offensive Line coach, a Badgers team that was ranked in the top 8 in rushing in the NCAA last season.   He coached Bears first round pick Gabe Carimi and other top NFL line prospects in his his 6 seasons with Wisconsin.  Bostad split from Madison to join Paul Chryst, who took over as Pitt’s head coach this offseason.

Tice and Bostad are linked because Tice’s son played in Wisconsin as a walk on.