Ben L. Schwartz is an Ohio University journalism student who has previous broadcast experience at Glenview’s WGBK-FM. When he’s not busy studying or working for the university’s All Campus Radio Network, Ben Schwartz enjoys watching the Chicago Bears, a team he began following while growing up in Glenview.
After a disappointing season in which the team finished with a 3-13 record, the Chicago Bears recently hired three new assistant coaches to fill vacancies left by fired and departing coaches. Former Bears coaches Dave Magazu and Sam Garnes were relieved of their duties a week after the season ended. Meanwhile, Stan Drayton, the team’s former running backs coach, left to work as an associate coach and running coordinator for the University of Texas, and former outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt reportedly turned down an extension to sign elsewhere.
To replace these coaches, the Bears hired Jeremiah Washburn, who previously worked with the Miami Dolphins, as the team’s new offensive line coach; Curtis Modkins, a former Buffalo Bills coach, as the new running backs coach; and Roy Anderson, a safeties coach who has worked for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers, as the team’s assistant defensive backs coach. The new roster of coaches promises to bring a fresh perspective to a team that has consistently disappointed over the past few years.