Looks like there is going to be a reunion of sorts in San Diego for former Bears' assistant coaches.
Steve Wilks, the defensive backs who Lovie Smith fired on Dec. 30, interviewed in San Diego with the Chargers on Saturday and will meet with team officials at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., to finalize a contract later today. It's also believed that Don Johnson, the defensive line coach for the Bears from 2005-06, will join the Chargers in some capacity. Johnson was surprisingly let go by Smith following Super Bowl XLI when defensive coordinator Ron Rivera was also run off. Rivera, of course, is calling the shots on defense for the Chargers after a midseason promotion.
Johnson spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders. Wilks was the last coach to be interviewed by ex-Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden. Wilks met with Gruden on Friday about becoming the Buccaneers defensive backs coach. Wilks left for the airport to return to Chicago and the Glazers axed Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen. It's believed Gruden offered a job to Wilks.