Jay Norvell Turns Down Chicago Bears Coaching Position

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Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell was offered a position on the Chicago Bears' new coaching staff, but turned it down to stay in Norman, a source close to the situation told The Oklahoman.

Norvell worked under new Bears coach Marc Trestman two seasons in 2002 and 2003, when Trestman was the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator. Norvell was Oakland's tight ends coach.

Trestman has added two assistant coaches from that Raiders team to his new staff in Chicago; Skip Peete was the Raiders' running backs coach then, and took the same position with the Bears.

Aaron Kromer, Trestman's newly hired offensive coordinator, coached Oakland's offensive line then.

Trestman tried to make Norvell the third member of that Raiders staff, which led Oakland to the 2003 Super Bowl, to join him in Chicago.

Norvell also interviewed for the role of Denver Broncos quarterback coach but was not offered the job. (The Oklahoman)