Bears hire Holt as offensive line coach

The Chicago Bears have hired Tim Holt as their offensive line


The move announced Wednesday completes the coaching staff for

next season. Holt takes over for Mike Tice, who was promoted to

offensive coordinator after the departure of Mike Martz.

Tice was widely credited with getting the most out of an

undermanned line the past two years and still figures to play a big

role with that unit.

Holt spent the past three years on Tampa Bay’s staff, serving as

the assistant offensive line coach last season and as an offensive

assistant in 2010. He joined the Buccaneers as a coaching intern in


He also coached for 14 years on the college level.