Vic Fangio gets his interview with Chicago Bears
It was always expected to happen, but Vic Fangio has officially interviewed for the Chicago Bears head coaching job
Whether you love Vic Fangio, like him or hate, you had to understand that Ryan Pace was going to give him a chance to interview for the head coaching job. It would be too awkward not to. Today, the official announcement of the interview was made.
How serious the interview was is still up in the air. All season, mum has been the word surrounding Fangio and his status going into next year. He had mentioned briefly that he would like to head coach at some point, but never got into more, he was still working with John Fox after all.
Still, if the team was genuinely serious about Fangio, why not fire John Fox after the second Packers loss and see what he had from there on? It would be a great test to see the changes he would try to instill on offense, and see what kind of handle he has on the locker room.
When going through the head coaching options, Fangio is not a bad idea either. On the defensive side of the ball, Steve Wilks, and George Edwards were the two names who have come up so far. Both would be coming from 4-3 fronts. Wilks has just one year of coordinating experience. Fangio has the familiarity and the scheme that would stay to out shine both of those choices on paper.
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Trying to find an offensive coach, and seeing if Fangio will stick around is arguably a better option, but one that would almost be impossible to navigate. That is likely a question that had to have come up at some point too. Fangio knew it was coming, and Pace knows he has to ask it. It would be something to be a fly on the wall for that one.
Nonetheless, Fangio has to be looked at as a legitimate option. If they are going for a defensive mind, he has to be the pick. However, there would be no shame in moving on for an offensive mind to help Mitchell Trubisky.