Ravens' Nolan to interview for Bears' job

Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said he's scheduled to interview for the Chicago Bears' vacant head-coaching position later this week in Baltimore. The meeting with Bears general manager Jerry Angelo is likely to take place on Thursday.

Angelo has interviewed Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, Rams defensive coordinator Lovie Smith and 49ers defensive coordinator Jim Mora Jr. Other candidates often linked to a job vacated when Dick Jauron was fired include: LSU coach Nick Saban and Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, the former Ravens' offensive line coach.

"Chicago is a blue-collar city that's passionate about sports with a great history in pro football," said Nolan, 44, whose father, Dick Nolan, was once the 49ers and Saints' coach. "I find that intriguing. I have a great job here and I'm very happy here in Baltimore. "At the same time, I want to look at the Bears' job. I've worked in New York. I've worked here. Chicago reminds me a lot of New York in terms of energy and passion. We'll see how it goes, but, like I said, I'm extremely happy with the job I have."

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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