Bears bring back defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on 3-year deal

Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich foreground walks onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Corvallis Ore. Oregon fired coach Mark Helfrich Tuesday night Nov. 29 201

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Fangio is one of the true masters at his craft at the National Football League level and is among the best in recent memory at turning lemons into lemonade.

The first-time head coach, who was introduced as the 16th head coach in Bears' franchise history on January 9, already has an offensive coordinator and special teams coordinator in place.

According to the Bears, Fangio agreed to a new three-year contract with the organization.

During his annual Thanksmas event, Maddon gave praise to new Chicago Bears head coach, who like Maddon is from Pennsylvania and took an interesting route to get to his dream job. Helfrich spent the 2017 season working as a college football analyst. His career, which began at Southern Oregon University, his alma mater, in 1996 as a running backs coach, has been spent exclusively at the college level to this point.

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Former Oregon Ducks coach Mark Helfrich last spring reached a settlement with his former employer that paid him a lump sum of almost $8.1 million.

Nagy has been busy with hiring a coaching staff, using various connections including those from his agency, Athletes First, which represents many coaches, including Helfrich. His coaching staff seems likely to take shape fairly quickly, and on Thursday morning ESPN's Adam Schefter reported former OR head coach Mike Helfrich is coming aboard as offensive coordinator.

Still, the Bears and Nagy were eager to retain Fangio, who inherited one of the NFL's worst defenses in 2015 and coached the unit back to respectability over the course of three seasons. Hiestand also coached the Tennessee Volunteers' offensive line from 2010-11. When Fangio was with the 49ers, he had 10 players combine for 19 Pro Bowl berths in his four seasons.

For now, the waiting game with Fangio continues and if the Bears' fallback plans aren't currently available, there is no reason to hurry.

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