Bears hire former Texas head coach Tom Herman

He’ll serve in a newly created role — offensive analyst/special projects coach.

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The Bears are hiring former Texas head coach Tom Herman.

The Bears are hiring former Texas head coach Tom Herman.

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The Bears are hiring former University of Texas head coach Tom Herman in a newly created role —offensive analyst/special projects coach.

The Longhorns fired Herman in early January after four years, during which he went 32-18 at one of America’s premier coaching stops. His 7-3 showing in 2020 wasn’t deemed good enough, though, and he was eventually replaced by Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.

Herman was the head coach at Houston for two years, going 22-4 before taking the Texas job.

Herman has never coached outside of college football — or, except for a five-year period, the state of Texas. It’s unclear what special projects he will oversee, and how much time he will spend inside Halas Hall. He joins former Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who was named a senior defensive assistant last month.

Also Monday, the Bears named Anthony Hibbert assistant strength coach. He spent the past six seasons at Oklahoma State.

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