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|Bears Hire Former Vikings Coach Tice to Coach Offensive Line
|LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice to be the team's offensive line coach.
Tice, whose signing was announced Friday, spent the last four years in Jacksonville as the Jaguars assistant head coach. He oversaw the tight ends for the last three seasons.
Before arriving in Jacksonville, Tice spent 14 seasons with the Vikings as a player and coach. After playing tight end from 1992 to 1995, he worked as tight ends coach in 1996 and offensive line coach from 1997-2001, before being promoted to head coach.
Tice compiled a 33-34 record as Vikings head coach.
In Tice's first two seasons as a Jaguars assistant, the team's rushing attack gained 2,541 yards in 2006 and 2,391 yards in 2007.
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