Smith adds another to staff

Lovie Smith continues to add assistants to his staff and Tuesday the Bears announced Harold Goodwin has been named assistant coach of the offensive line.

Goodwin has spent the last four seasons at Central Michigan University as the offensive line coach. He joined the CMU staff from Eastern Michigan where he spent one season overseeing tight ends and tackles, and one as coach of the offensive line. Goodwin was an offensive lineman for the University of Michigan before becoming a student assistant for two seasons with the Wolverines. He served as a graduate assistant for Michigan when it won the national title in 1997.

Goodwin went to high school in Columbia, South Carolina, where he earned two letters in both basketball and football. He graduated from Michigan in 1996 with a degree in sports marketing.

Making the rounds
In other coaching news former Bears defensive coordinator Greg Blache has accepted a job with the Washington Redskins. He joins Joe Gibbs staff as the defensive coordinator and d-line coach.

Blache had agreed to a deal more than two weeks ago, but the official announcement of his position didn't come until yesterday.

Chicago will face eight of their former coaches from a year ago. The Bears will play home and away games at Detroit in 2004. They will face former head coach Dick Jauron, who is now the Lions defensive coordinator, as well as ex-quarterbacks coach Greg Olson and defensive line coach Larry Brooks. They will host Washington which means Greg Blache will come to town. The Bears also travel to Dallas where former receivers coach Todd Haley now works for Bill Parcells. Former special teams coach Mike Sweatman has the same position with the Giants, while ex-tight ends coach Pat Flaherty now coaches New York's offensive line. Amazingly enough John Shoop is working with Tampa Bay's quarterbacks on Jon Gruden's staff.


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