Report: Bears hire Mike Groh away from Alabama to coach receivers
New Bears coach Marc Trestman completed his staff on Thursday with the hiring of Mike Groh as wide receivers coach. Groh comes from Alabama where he held the same position under Nick Saban.
|Mike Groh is tasked with coaching Brandon Marshall and those other Bears receivers. (USATSI)|
It's taken just over five weeks, but new Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman has finally completed his coaching staff. Trestman, hired by the Bears on Jan. 16, completed his staff on Thursday by hiring former Alabama wide receivers coach Mike Groh to coach Chicago's receivers, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The hiring was first reported by 24/7 sports.
Groh spent the past two seasons coaching receivers under Nick Saban at Alabama. He also served as the Crimson Tide's recruiting coordinator. Alabama won the BCS national title in both of Groh's seasons at the school.
The Bears job will be Groh's second stint in the NFL. He served as an offensive assistant/quality control coach for the Jets while his dad Al Groh coached the team during the 2000 season. After Al left New York to coach the University of Virginia in 2001, Mike followed him and took a job on his dad's staff.
Mike held various roles during his eight seasons on Virginia's staff, including receivers coach, quarterbacks coach and three seasons (2006-08) as the Cavaliers offensive coordinator.
Groh has also coached at Louisville, where he spent one season (2010) as the Cardinals' quarterbacks coach.
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