Bears received permission to interview Bucs OC Mike Sullivan for the team's head-coaching vacancy.
Chicago has now been connected to Sullivan, Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong, and Broncos OC Mike McCoy in the hours since Lovie Smith was fired. Sullivan was with the Giants as quarterbacks coach when they won their two most recent Super Bowls before moving on to Tampa Bay to be Greg Schiano's offensive coordinator. The Bucs finished No. 9 in the league in total offense in 2012.