Bears add offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich to Matt Nagy's staff

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Mark Helfrich has been floated for a few head coaching and offensive coordinator positions in the college ranks.

The 39-year-old Nagy arrives in the Windy City after spending five years with the Kansas City Chiefs, serving as offensive coordinator this past season.

Helfrich was hired Thursday as the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears for new head coach Matt Nagy.

Hiestand, Nagy's first official staff hire, is not only strong candidate, but encouraging proof that a young head coach can attract an experienced teacher with an impressive resume. "You never know exactly how it's going to go until you do it", Nagy said.

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As a head coach, Helfrich went 37-16 (24-12 Pac-12) during four seasons with the Ducks, which included a Pac-12 championship in 2014, as well as two Pac-12 North division titles during his first two seasons. Hiring a "QB whisperer" seemed a likely path for Chicago, and the Bears followed through by choosing Nagy as the franchise's new leader. One thing to keep in mind is, everyone keeps talking about 3-4 or 4-3 but 60 percent of the game is played in sub defenses. "I'm excited to see him begin his career as a head coach in this league, and I know he'll have great success with the Bears organization". "(University president) Father (John I.) Jenkins and (athletic director) Jack Swarbrick asked us to do more than simply coach football. We understand the situation, but that's something we're going to attack here after we get going here with today. "This is a team game and everyone on this team is just as important as the quarterback, but that was certainly a part of it".

"I'm thankful to Coach Kelly for letting me coach my way". I have my journal.

"I'm proud of Matt and the tireless amount of selfless work he put in to earn this opportunity", Reid said, via the Chiefs' official website.

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