San Diego Chargers assistant head coach/tight ends coach Rob Chudzinski is at Halas Hall interviewing to become the Bears' offensive coordinator.
The former offensive coordinator and play-caller of the Cleveland Browns (2007-08) has a big fan in former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer. Chudzinski coached the Chargers’ tight ends from 2005-06 when Schottenheimer was the head coach.
"He's an outstanding football coach," Schottenheimer said Thursday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on WMVP-AM 1000. "He's got a very broad understanding of offensive football. ‘Chud’ is one of the best young coaches I've been around, and I would imagine that given the opportunity with the background he has and involvement with the San Diego offense, he would be terrific in that (offensive coordinator) role."
Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese is the only other candidate who has interviewed for the Bears’ job, although the team has talked with former Rams head coach Mike Martz.