Chuck Pagano sat out one season. That apparently was long enough away from coaching.
The Bears have hired Pagano as their new defensive coordinator, replacing Vic Fangio, the team announced Friday night.
Pagano, 58, spent six seasons as head coach of the Colts, going 53-43 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs before Indianapolis fired him after the 2017 season. He spent last season as an NFL consultant.