Bears promote Tice to offensive coordinator

January 6, 2012 9:02:55 AM PST
The Chicago Bears have promoted offensive line coach Mike Tice to the offensive coordinator position.

Before joining the Bears, Tice was head coach for the Minnesota Vikings.

Tice replaces Mike Martz, who resigned at the end of his contract earlier this week.

Tice's promotion comes amid a flurry of changes in the coaching staff after general manager Jerry Angelo was fired Tuesday.

Lovie Smith remains the team's head coach.