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Bears hire Tim Holt as offensive line coach

Updated: February 8, 2012 4:58PM

The Bears filled the last significant vacancy on their coaching staff, hiring Tim Holt as offensive line coach.

He replaces Mike Tice, who was promoted to offensive coordinator.

Holt spent the last three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, working as the assistant offensive line coach in 2011.

Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Holt spent 14 seasons (1995-2008) coaching collegiately, including 10 working with offensive linemen. Holt started his collegiate coaching experience at his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State, as the tight ends/assistant offensive line coach.

He also worked at LeHigh and Cornell.

Holt played on the offensive line at Southern Connecticut State from 1991 to 1994, and he was a three-year letterman.

The Bears hired Jeremy Bates as quarterbacks coach on Tuesday.

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