Report: Bears lining up 2nd interviews with 3 head coach candidates


(670 The Score) The Bears are now set for second interviews with three candidates for their head coach opening as their search process appears to be narrowing its focus.

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The Bears have requested second interviews with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and former Lions and Colts coach Jim Caldwell, NFL Media reported Monday afternoon. Chicago already requested a second interview last week with Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, according to reports.

Eberflus is scheduled to meet with the Bears a second time on Wednesday, according to the report.

The Bears have interviewed 10 candidates for head coach: Quinn, Caldwell, Eberflus, Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, former Dolphins coach Brian Flores and former Eagles coach Doug Pederson.

The Bears have also interviewed 11 candidates for general manager: Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles, former Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, 49ers director of personnel Ran Carthon, Patriots consultant Eliot Wolf, Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds, Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen, Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort, Browns vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook, Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly and Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland. Schoen has since been hired as the Giants' new general manager.

It remains unclear whether the Bears will hire a general manager or head coach first.