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Zampese Staying Put

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After interviewing with the Bears for their open offensive coordinator position, head coach Marvin Lewis indicated that QB coach Ken Zampese will remain with the team in his current capacity.

Zampese was the first candidate to interview for the position that opened up shortly after the regular season with the firing of Ron Turner.  However, indications are that Lewis put a one-week limit on the Bears to make a decision to hire Zampese, and apparently that time limit has expired.

The Bears are still without an offensive coordinator as of this post.

The retention of Zampese indicates that the Bengals coaching staff will remain largely unchanged in 2010.  The Bengals are still in need of an offensive line assistant to replace Bob Surace, who left to take the head coaching  job at his alma mater, Princeton.

In related news, former Bengals WR coach Hue Jackson, a favorite of Lewis and many Bengals players took the offensive coordinator’s position in Oakland today.  Many Bengal observers, including former OT Willie Anderson, had openly lobbied for Jackson as a replacement for current OC Bob Bratkowski.  Jackson spent 2009 as QB Coach in Baltimore.

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