Dan Pompei is reporting that Rob Chudzinski is passing on the opportunity to run the Chicago Bears offense for a season:
Chudzinski finished the season as the assistant head coach and tight
ends coach of the Chargers. His contract is expiring, and it is
believed the Chargers want him back. Chudzinski also could be drawing
interest from other teams.
If Chudzinski and the Bears
had come to terms, he would have been given control of the Bears'
offensive game-planning and play-calling. In San Diego, head coach Norv
Turner is the man most responsible for the Chargers' offense. The team
also has an offensive coordinator in Clarence Shelmon.
appeared to be a strong candidate because he has experience as a
coordinator, having worked in that capacity for the University of Miami
and for the Cleveland Browns. Chudzinski had spectacular success at
Miami and for his first year with the Browns.