So it’s official, Rod Marinelli is indeed the Chicago Bears’ new defensive coordinator. The announcement came today, several weeks after Lovie Smith said it wouldn’t happen.
Something is getting lost here in the reporting of this. We all know that Smith called the plays for the Bears’ atrocious defense in 2009. But his buddy Bob Babich was the official defensive coordinator. Yes, only the Bears could have a head coach that was really the defensive coordinator (with a defensive background and whose unit sucked), and a defensive coordinator that was really the linebackers coach.
So what is Bob Babich officially now? Just wondering.