|Bears interview Greg Olson for QB coach|
by Jeremy Stoltz of BearReport.com, January 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm ET
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The Chicago Bears officially announced today the team will interview Greg Olson for the vacant passing/QB coach, replacing recently fired Shane Day. The club this week requested permission to interview Tennessee Titans QB coach Dowell Loggains, but were denied permission.
Lovie Smith, who has the final say in the hiring of his assistant coaches, will now turn his attention to Olson, who served as QB coach for the Bears in 2003 under Dick Jauron. He joined the Lions as QB coach in 2004 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2005. He then served as the Rams OC in 2006-2007 before being hired by the Buccaneers.
Olson served as Tampa Bay's QB coach in 2008 before being promoted to OC in 2009, the position he's held since. He's been credited with the rapid development of Bucs QB Josh Freeman, who in 2010, just his second season in the NFL, threw 25 TDs compared to just 6 INT -- although he regressed significantly in 2011.
Olson was scheduled to meet with the team at 1:30 p.m., although inclement weather in Chicago may delay his arrival.