Report: Bears hiring Oregon State’s Michael Pitre as running backs coach

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The Chicago Bears had a handful of coaching vacancies this offseason, and they’ve filled all of those on defense. Now, it sounds like they’ve filled one of those openings on offense.

According to ESPN college football writer Adam Rittenberg, the Bears are expected to hire Oregon State running backs coach Michael Pitre as their new running backs coach.

Pitre replaces Charles London, who left the Bears to join Arthur Smith’s staff in Atlanta. Pitre has been at Oregon State for the past three years, where he served as the running backs coach and, most recently, the recruiting coordinator.

Interestingly enough, Pitre coached both running backs Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce at Oregon State. Now, Pitre will be reunited with his former players and get to coach two of the game’s best in David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen.

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