According to the Chicago Tribune, the Kansas City Chiefs plan to interview Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub.
Toub is still under contract with the Bears but has been given permission to speak with other teams. Since the Bears are looking for a head coach and new head coaches like to bring in their own staff, teams don’t generally hold hold over coaches from the previous regime hostage. I am sure the Chiefs have given their coaches, hired by Romeo Crennel, permission to interview with other teams. I’d imagine Brian Daboll, in particular, was given Clark Hunt’s blessing.
But I digress.
Toub was one of the first hires by Lovie Smith when he took over as coach of the Bears. He is a candidate to take over for Smith in Chicago and interviewed with the Miami Dolphins for their head coach opening last offseason.
Should Toub’s head coaching prospects not pan out, he could end up in Kansas City. Reid gave Toub his first NFL job. The two worked together as coaches at Missouri.
The Tribune article doesn’t state what position Toub will interview for with the Chiefs but it would presumably be for the special teams gig.
The Carolina Panthers have also requested permission to meet with Toub.