Did another head coaching candidate emerge for the Chicago Bears?

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Chicago Bears, Luke Fickell
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The Chicago Bears should consider Luke Fickell to replace Matt Nagy

I am not saying that Luke Fickell should be a clear choice, but he has to be considered to replace Matt Nagy. Fickell has been coaching the Cincinnati Bearcats for the last five seasons. He took over a program that was 4-8 the year before he got his hands on it. He duplicated that record in his first year, but then things started to change in Luke Fickell’s favor.

Clearly, Luke Fickell has had success with his recruiting. In 2018 and 2019, the Bearcats were able to finish the year with 11 wins. The Bearcats went on to win both bowl games those seasons. In 2020, Cincinnati won nine games in a shortened season but lost the Peach Bowl.

This season, Fickell helped lead the Bearcats to an undefeated 13-0 season. The team made the College Football Playoffs this year and will face Alabama. After watching Alabama easily handle Georgia, I don’t have much faith in Cincinnati. However, it will be interesting to see how Luke Fickell can motivate his players.

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Whether Fickell finds a way to overcome Alabama or not, I believe he’s proven himself worthy of the NFL. He interviewed for the Detroit Lions job this year and there are reports that he’s likely to see interest from teams again in 2022. Will his explosive offense carry over to the NFL? Should the Chicago Bears be interested?