Pasqualoni watches practice with Bears staff

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MOBILE, Ala. — One week after interviewing with the Bears for their two open assistant coaching positions, Paul Pasqualoni watched Senior Bowl practice with Chicago staff members Tuesday, fueling the belief around the league he will be officially named soon.

Pasqualoni was fired as the University of Connecticut coach in September, and is probably best-known as the Syracuse head coach from 1991-2004.

The 63-year-old has served as a pro defensive line coach, linebackers coach, tight ends coach and defensive coordinator. The Bears are looking to fill two positions after firing defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar on Jan. 12.

The Bears have barred front-office staff, coaches and scouts from speaking to the media this week as college all-star teams prepare for Saturday’s Senior Bowl.

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