It looks like the Bears are about to fill the last position on their offensive staff.
Shane Day interviewed at Halas Hall on Wednesday. A reliable source told me that he would've had to have bombed in his interview not to be hired as quarterbacks coach.
It makes sense. Mike Martz got to know Day when they were both with the 49ers, and going from offensive quality control --- the bottom rung of the ladder for an NFL assistant --- to quarterbacks coach in Chicago is a huge promotion that Day is unlikely to turn down.
If there's any concern about this hire it's because of Day's skimpy resume.
His 49ers bio says he "works closely with the offensive coaching staff on their weekly game plan and the compilation of the daily practice report, while also assisting with the offensive line." Before that he was quality control/assistant quarterbacks coach at Michigan, where his duties included opponent film breakdown, recruiting and various other assignments for the Wolverines staff, according to the bio. He also worked to develop the younger quarterbacks on the Wolverines roster.
He was a high school coach in Washington for four years before he got to Michigan. He coached receivers and quarterbacks before coordinating the offense in his final season at Auburn Riverside High School.
He played receiver and shortstop at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., but got his degree from Kansas State.
His lack of experience likely won't be an issue because when it comes to Cutler, Martz will be doing most of the coaching. Martz knows that the quarterback is the key to everything he wants to do offensively. He also knows that the relationship between he and Cutler is more critical than the one between Cutler and his quarterbacks coach.