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The Bears have started booking interviews and requesting permission from teams to talk to coaches. The latest name to crop up is Bruce Arians, the Indianapolis offensive coordinator who served as the team's interim head coach when Chuck Pagano was out because of cancer. According to the Sun-Times, the Bears have asked for permission to interview Arians.
Arians impressed this season. Last year, the Colts won just one game. This season, with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, Arians led the team to a playoff berth. He was Peyton Manning's first quarterback coach during his first stint with the Colts and also worked on the Steelers' potent offense from 2007 to 2011.
With the Bears' offensive trouble, an offensive-minded coach like Arians could be a good fit. But one thing to note is that Arians won't be able to answer any questions from the Bears today. Some sort of illness is making its way around the Colts, and he was the latest victim. Get well soon, Coach.