Before posting a 37-16 overall record at OR, which included guiding the Ducks to a Pac-12 championship and an appearance in the national championship game in 2014, Helfrich was Kelly's offensive coordinator.
Helfrich won 33 games in his first three seasons and went to the first College Football Playoff championship game before being fired after going 4-8 in 2016. Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace, left, poses with Matt Nagy after Pace introduced Nagy as the club's 16th head coach in franchise history during an NFL football news conference Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Lake Forest, Ill.
The Chicago Bears have hired former OR head coach Mark Helfrich as their offensive coordinator.
Before becoming the Ducks' head coach, Helfrich was their quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 2009-12 under Chip Kelly.
Nagy said he will call the plays and the offense will be his design, but Helfrich will obviously have plenty of influence.
As much as the Bears sought a fresh voice and new approach for the offense and quarterback Mitch Trubisky, they were pretty happy with how the defense has come along.
Fangio was the DC for the Chicago Bears.
The Bears finished 5-11 in 2017 and have missed the postseason in 10 of the last 11 years. But the Bears will need to acquire some play-making receivers, which they sorely lacked this past season. He spent the last seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns as their special teams coordinator. Now that the Fangio wait is over, you can expect the rest of the team's assistant coaches to be named pretty quickly. The Browns ranked sixth in kickoff return average against (21.8), seventh in the National Football League in punt return average (9.9), ninth in total kick return yards (8,974) and 10th in total return yards allowed (7,627) during that time. He returns to the Windy City after serving as an offensive assistant with the Bears from 2007-09.