- Associated Press - Monday, January 13, 2014

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Former University of North Dakota football player and coach Tim Tibesar is no longer the linebackers coach for the Chicago Bears.

The NFL team fired Tibesar and defensive line coach Mike Phair on Sunday. The Bears allowed the most points, rushing yards and total yards in franchise history this season.

Tibesar played for UND from 1993-96, serving as captain his final two seasons. He served as an assistant coach at UND from 2001-05. He also coached at Cornell, Kansas State and Purdue, and also with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He spent just one season with the Bears.

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