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Here's a list of 16 potential candidates for Bears coach:
Bill Cowher: The former Steelers head coach makes the list because he's always linked to the big openings. He will not take a job without getting full control. Highly doubt Emery is going to hire a HC who wants to do his job sas well
Jon Gruden: The former Raiders and Buccaneers head coach reportedly has told teams he's willing to talk if they're interested. Already being reported he is staying at ESPN
Andy Reid: The recently-fired Eagles head coach has already been trying to put together a staff, sources told ESPN. A change of scenery might be a good thing. Good coach, but with all the mess he has been though in his personal life, I think he needs a year off
Mike McCoy, Broncos offensive coordinator: Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter the Bears have already asked permission to interview the man who made Tim Tebow resemble a real quarterback once upon a time.
Jay Gruden, Bengals offensive coordinator: The brother of Jon Gruden, Jay is already being linked to multiple jobs around the league.
Mel Tucker, Jaguars defensive coordinator: Has interviewed for head jobs in Cleveland and Jacksonville, and satisfies Rooney Rule requirement. Think Lovie Smith with way, way, way more edge.
Dave Toub, Bears special teams coordinator: Interviewed for a head coaching job in Miami last offseason, and definitely deserves another shot to interview elsewhere if not here.
Bruce Arians, Colts offensive coordinator: Won nine of 12 filling in for Chuck Pagano, and has worked wonders with Andrew Luck; has also worked with Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger.
Kyle Shanahan, Redskins offensive coordinator: Son of Mike Shanahan, Kyle deserves credit for the lightning-fast ascent of Robert Griffin III.
Pete Carmichael, Saints offensive coordinator: With Sean Payton suspended, Carmichael took on a larger role and the offense didn't really miss a beat.
Dirk Koetter, Falcons offensive coordinator: Former college head coach at Arizona State and Boise State brings creative schemes, and has also served as an offensive coordinator in Jacksonville.
Greg Roman, 49ers offensive coordinator: Adjusted the offense when the club made the switch from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers are reaping the rewards.
Mike Zimmer, Bengals defensive coordinator: Lockport native played at Illinois State, and although he's considered a player's coach Zimmer is one of the more fiery candidates expected to interview for top jobs.
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Chip Kelly, Oregon head coach: Everyone's intrigued by how his quick tempo spread attack will translate in the NFL and multiple teams are reportedly already pursuing him. You really think Cutler can run the offense he is playing with at Oregon?
Bill O'Brien, Penn State head coach: Former Patriots offensive coordinator has a $9 million buyout, but teams are still reportedly interested in O'Brien, who is considered one of the hotter commodities. A very intriguing coach who I would hope Emery would talk to
Nick Saban, Alabama head coach: A longshot, but teams are reportedly interested. His last NFL go-round with the Dolphins didn't go so well, and it would seem unlikely he'll leave Alabama. Too damn expensive, and I believe he already failed at the NFL level.