Fox expects Loggains back as Bears' offensive coordinator

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach John Fox watches against the Washington Redskins during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago. Fox has proven his turnaround skills with Carolina and Denver, getting
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Though he didn't quite slam the door on a change, Chicago Bears coach John Fox indicated he won't fire offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains.

He said Thursday he expects Loggains to return next season, adding it's ''not like I'm going to make changes.''

His response was in line with comments he made three weeks ago after a report that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio could be on his way out because of philosophical differences with the coach. Fox said at the time that he wanted his staff to return.

Loggains has come under scrutiny in his first season as offensive coordinator and second year as an assistant in Chicago, with the Bears struggling to score and at times abandoning the run.


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