Bears hire Alabama WR Coach Mike Groh
Mike Groh of Alabama expected to be hired as Chicago Bears receivers coach, source says - ESPN Chicago
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is expected to finalize his coaching staff by naming Mike Groh as wide receivers coach, according to a source familiar with the situation. Multiple outlets have reported the deal already is completed. Groh, the son of former New York Jets head coach Al Groh, spent the past two seasons coaching wideouts at the University of Alabama. Groh also served as the Crimson Tide's recruiting coordinator under head coach Nick Saban.
I'm trying//to let go//of maybe//but maybe's just so//very interesting//Oh, what a thing.
Here's the Wiki on him:
Mike Groh From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mike Groh (born December 19, 1971, in Charlottesville, Virginia) is an American college football coach and former player, currently the wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears. He is a former starting quarterbackfor the University of Virginia Cavaliers.
High school career
Groh attended Randolph High School in Randolph, NJ, where he was part of the state championship team in 1990. Of note, his last game as a senior is often called the "Miracle at Montclair" or "The Greatest High School Game Ever Played" in New Jersey, a 22-21 victory in dramatic fashion over Montclair High School. The game was the 49th consecutive win for the program, a state record at the time. Groh was the quarterback and kicker on the team, and kicked the game-winning field goal as the clock expired.
Groh enrolled at the University of Virginia in the fall of 1991 and was redshirted as a true freshman. He served as a backup quarterback during his redshirt freshman season in 1992 and replaced struggling starter Bobby Goodman in a late season game against N.C. State. However, in the 1993 season, Groh lost the quarterback competition to fellow redshirt sophomore Symmion Willis and again served as a backup. In the first game of the 1994 season against Clemson, Groh alternated with Willis when the offense struggled during a 6-3 win. Groh and Willis continued to alternate at quarterback for the next few games until Groh emerged as the starting quarterback. The Cavaliers finished 9-3 for the 1994 season with a win over Texas Christian University in the Independence Bowl. Groh led the Cavaliers to a 9-4 record in the 1995 season highlighted by a 33-28 win overFlorida State and a win over Georgia in the Peach Bowl. His father is Al Groh the former head coach of football at Virginia.
Groh was hired on the Virginia staff in 2001 as the wide receivers coach before he took on the task of coaching the Cavalier quarterbacks in 2003 along with the receivers. Then in 2006, he was named the teams offensive coordinator. He was relieved of the offensive coordinator position at the University of Virginia in December 2008. Groh spent the 2009 season at Alabama as an offensive graduate assistant as the Crimson Tide recorded a 14-0 record en route to the National Championship. Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong announced, on January 13, 2010, that he has hired Mike Groh to coach the quarterbacks at University of Louisville. On February 7, 2011, it was announced he had been given the job of wide receivers coach at the University of Alabama. On February 21, 2013, it was announced that Groh was hired by the Chicago Bears as wide receivers coach.
Last edited by JustAnotherBearsFan99; 02-21-2013 at 07:11 PM.
Trestman - Kromer - Tucker - DeCamillis
I'm looking forward to seeing these guys coach. Hope they're good.
Nice! I hope it hurts abalamalbalas recruiting hehe. #WarEagle
great that we waited that long. Only heard good things about him so far.
The puzzle is complete in regards to Trestman's staff. Just one of many from Saban's staff making the jump recently to the NFL. Bit a journey man following his dad around the NFL and NCAA though.
Seems like a lot of his notoriety in the college game is as a recruiter for FSU and Alabama. As a former "rivals recruiter of the year" hopefully this means he will have some good notes for Emery's scouts in what he wants for a WR.
Time for him to start developing AJ as a reliable No. 2 receiver for Cutty.
Last edited by draw2anderson35; 02-22-2013 at 08:49 AM.
None of my posts on this forum have been aided by the use of deer-antler spray...
He CANNOT be worse then the previous WR coach the Bears had. Welcome aboard sir.
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I remember him being on the Jets. If he had anything to do with the offense, I'm impressed (Keyshawn Johnson, Wayne Chrebet, Kyle Brady, Vinnie Testevarde, Curtis Martin).
I agree with Ric, he can't be worse than Drake. I do remember his dad, Al Groh, who was the head coach of the University of Virginia from 2001-2009.
Welcome to Chicago!
I agree and think he is a very good hire. Again proper homework was done before the hire was made. Feeling better and better about the new regime every day.
Originally Posted by Riczaj01
Well, I can't honestly say one way or the other, but from the sounds of things this looks like a good hire. Time will tell, but all arrows pointing up right now.
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