We Have Hired Chuck Pagano As Our Defensive Coordinator. Welcome To Chicago, Coach! #DaBearspic.twitter.com/WnkuXLkf3I

Former Colts coach Chuck Pagano is the Chicago Bears’ new defensive coordinator

The former Colts coach has been picked by the Chicago Bears to be their next defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday night.

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"Knowing what I know now, having a chance to sit back and reflect and evaluate a lot of things that we did both good and bad, now you have an opportunity to hopefully — if you have another opportunity, whether it’s a head coach, a coordinator or assistant coach, it doesn’t matter I just love coaching," Pagano told NFL Network and NFL.com national insider Ian Rapoport recently. "I love competing. I love the players. I love the coaches. I love the camaraderie, the competition, game day, that’s what you really miss.

"Whatever capacity I get into, I’ll be able to — if I go as an assistant somewhere — I’ll be able to share some of our experiences that we’ve had, and obviously the stuff that I’ve learned this season."