Bears Coaching Search Tracker – 1/14/13
Updated Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:12 p.m. CT
(CBS) The Bears’ coaching search is expected to heat up this week as many of Phil Emery’s candidates were eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend.
Here is the latest on the Bears’ coaching search as of Monday afternoon:
Darrell Bevell: The Seahawks’ offensive coordinator will interview with the Bears for a second time Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Bevell interviewed with Emery for the first time Saturday in Atlanta and is now free from further playoff complications after the Seahawks lost to the Falcons Sunday.
Marc Trestman: The Montreal Alouettes head coach will also get a second interview with the Bears Tuesday, according to multiple reports. The Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure reports Trestman is “the heavy favorite” for the job. Trestman also interviewed for the Oakland Raiders’ offensive coordinator job Sunday, according to Pete Roussel of CoachingSearch.com,
Mike McCoy: With the Broncos out of the playoffs, things should speed up with Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. The San Diego Union Tribune reported McCoy will interview with the Chargers Monday and there’s a sentiment he would prefer that job. According to the Chicago Tribune, McCoy could also be the “top target” for Cardinals President Michael Bidwill. FOXSports’ Jay Glazer reported the Cardinals wanted to interview McCoy for a second time Tuesday. Many believe McCoy will be a finalist for the Bears job.
Bruce Arians: The Colts’ offensive coordinator reportedly interviewed with Bears general manager Phil Emery Sunday. Arians is also set to interview with the Chargers Wednesday and according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, Arians “likes the San Diego job above the others because of the presence of Philip Rivers.”
Tom Clements: The Packers’ offensive coordinator previously interviewed with Emery and is now available for a possible second interview with the Packers out of the playoffs.
In addition to the five candidates above, here are the other known reported candidates:
Keith Armstrong: Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator
Pete Carmichael Jr.: New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator
Joe DeCamillis: Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator
Rick Dennison: Houston Texans offensive coordinator
Mike Priefer: Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator
Mike Singletary: Minnesota Vikings linebackers coach and special assistant to the head coach
Mike Sullivan: Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator
Dave Toub: Bears special teams coordinator