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Bears Hire Former Colts Coach Chuck Pagano As Defensive Coordinator

January 11, 2019 - 7:36 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The Chicago Bears have hired former Colts coach Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday.

Pagano, 58, was the Colts' head coach from 2012-'17, compiling a 53-43 record and leading Indianapolis to three playoff appearances. Before that, Pagano had served as the Ravens' defensive coordinator and worked as a secondary coach for the Ravens, Raiders and Browns.

In Chicago, he’ll have some big shoes to fill with the departure of Vic Fangio.

Under Fangio's guidance, the Bears had the NFL's top scoring defense this past season and would like to keep continuity with a 3-4 scheme. Pagano has experience working with 3-4 defenses. 

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