Frank Cignetti is the latest name to emerge in the Bears’ search for an offensive coordinator, according to two sources.
The University of PIttsburgh offensive coordinator is credited with developing quarterback Bill Stull, who became the first quarterback since Dan Marino in 1981 to lead the Panthers to 10 wins in a season. Stull passed for 2,633 yards last season while throwing 21 touchdown passes and eight interceptions.
Before arriving in Pittsburgh, Cignetti was the offensive coordinator for a California team that averaged 33 points per game in 2008.
Although Cignetti has spent the bulk of his career coaching in the college ranks, he also has pro experience. He served as the 49ers quarterbacks coach in 2007 and coached Jeff Blake and Aaron Brooks as the Saints quarterbacks coach in 2000-01.