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  • Pros and cons of apparent Bears GM favorite Chris Ballard

    Pros and cons of apparent Bears GM favorite Chris Ballard
    For those of you scoring at home, that’s Brian Gaine of the Texans and Lake Dawson of the Titans interviewing for the Bears general manager job Tuesday, with Chris Ballard of the Chiefs and perhaps Ryan Pace of the Saints scheduled for Wednesday....
  • Read this, Todd Bowles

    Read this, Todd Bowles
    You’re early, Todd Bowles. We didn’t expect to see you until Saturday. That’s when you were originally scheduled to interview for the Bears' head-coaching position. No, that’s when some people had you accepting the job after...
  • 37-year-old Ryan Pace seems like good choice for Bears in the long run

    37-year-old Ryan Pace seems like good choice for Bears in the long run
    While interviewing Wednesday to become the Bears general manager, Ryan Pace answered a question about his favorite hobby. "When Ryan said triathlons and started describing the Ironman in Austria he just completed (in June), he said the Bears guys just...
  • Two-minute drill on Ryan Pace's first news conference

    Two-minute drill on Ryan Pace's first news conference
    Team president Ted Phillips started the show to introduce Ryan Pace as the Bears new general manager. So, there you go: The Bears lost the press conference on the opening kickoff. Phillips later said Ryan Pace will report directly to him. Oh well,...
  • John Fox's strong-minded style developed over long coaching odyssey

    John Fox's strong-minded style developed over long coaching odyssey
    Memo to the McCaskeys: In the event the family or Bears President Ted Phillips thinks about meddling with presumptive new head coach John Fox, think again. Two weeks before the 1996 season-opener, Fox quit his job as Raiders defensive coordinator...
  • John Fox embraces Bears history, challenge of turning team around

    John Fox embraces Bears history, challenge of turning team around
    It was sometime on Saturday that John Fox and Ryan Pace set out on their first field trip together, a casual trip to the Des Plaines home of Virginia McCaskey. The inspiration had been Pace's with the Bears' new general manager feeling compelled to...
  • Bears cite John Fox's 'great energy' in dismissing age concerns

    Bears cite John Fox's 'great energy' in dismissing age concerns
    George Halas was 68 when he coached the Bears to the 1963 NFL championship. So Halas' grandson George McCaskey, the Bears chairman, is not concerned about the advancing age of new coach John Fox, who will turn 60 on Feb. 8. "He's got the fire in the...
  • New Bears general manager has experience rebuilding team from adversity

    New Bears general manager has experience rebuilding team from adversity
    History drifts throughout the corridors of Halas Hall, around the trophies of victories past and images of football icons such as Halas and Ditka and Payton. The Bears are one of two charter NFL franchises still operating, and at team headquarters they...
  • Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination

     Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination
    The optimism pervading Halas Hall these days can be traced to Ernie Accorsi, the consultant who directed the Bears' general manager search and oversaw new GM Ryan Pace's path to coach John Fox. During the 19-day process, Accorsi guided the transition...
  • At least this is clear: Ryan Pace wants coach in the Parcells-Payton mold

    At least this is clear: Ryan Pace wants coach in the Parcells-Payton mold
    Ryan Pace hit the ground asking questions as general manager, trying to get a sense for how Todd Bowles would fit as the next coach of the Bears. Thirty minutes into his position as head man of all football operations at Halas Hall, Pace walked into the...
  • Bears hire John Fox as new head coach

    Bears hire John Fox as new head coach
    The Chicago Bears have their new head coach: John Fox. On Friday, in Week 3 of their coaching search, the Bears and new general manager Ryan Pace closed the deal with Fox, bringing the soon-to-be 60-year-old on board to become the 15th head coach in...