- Jeff Dickerson, Chicago Bears beat reporter
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CHICAGO -- As we continue to recommend possible candidates for the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator position, let's shift our focus to someone currently coaching in the college game: UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow.
Chow has 34 years of experience at the college level, and worked with three Heisman Trophy winners in Ty Detmer, Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart. After winning two national titles at USC, Chow jumped to the NFL to serve as the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator from 2005-07. Although Tennessee chose quarterback Vince Young with the third overall pick of the 2006 draft, Chow was equally, if not more, impressed by the pre-draft workout of Jay Cutler, according to those close to the situation.
Given Chow's reputation for working with quarterbacks during his career, he could be a nice match for Cutler here in Chicago.
It's unclear if Chow would consider leaving UCLA -- he was rumored at one point to be joining Lane Kiffin's new staff at USC -- but if the search continues past college football's national signing day, then it would be wise for the Bears to start looking at the college level.
The Bears should target Norm Chow in their coaching search.