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Bears interview Fox at Halas Hall

The Bears continued their search for a head coach Wednesday by interviewing John Fox at Halas Hall.

Fox, who will turn 60 in February, has compiled a 119-89 record in 13 NFL seasons as head coach of the Carolina Panthers (2002-10) and Denver Broncos (2011-14), winning six division titles and reaching two Super Bowls.


John Fox guided the Denver Broncos to four straight AFC West Division championships.
Fox mutually agreed to part ways with the Broncos Monday, one day after Denver lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional playoffs. Fox led the Broncos to AFC West championships in all four of his seasons as coach, posting an impressive 46-18 record.

Fox began his NFL career as defensive backs coach on Chuck Noll's staff with the Steelers from 1989-91. After serving in the same role with the Chargers (1992-93), Fox worked as defensive coordinator with the Raiders (1994-95), a personnel consultant with the Rams (1996) and defensive coordinator with the Giants (1997-2001) before becoming Panthers head coach.

Taking over a Carolina team that went 1-15 in 2001, Fox led the Panthers to a 7-9 record in 2002 before guiding them to an 11-5 mark and the Super Bowl the following season, where they lost to the Patriots 32-29 on Adam Vinitieri's last-second field goal.

Fox is the sixth candidate to interview for the Bears' head-coaching job and the fourth to meet with new general manager Ryan Pace. Pace interviewed Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles last Thursday and former Bills head coach Doug Marrone and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Tuesday. Bowles has since been hired as head coach of the Jets.

Before Pace joined the Bears last Thursday, chairman George H. McCaskey, president/CEO Ted Phillips and consultant Ernie Accorsi interviewed Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase for the head-coaching position. McCaskey, Phillips and Accorsi all remain involved in the process, though the search is being led by Pace.

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