Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice will not interview for the Raiders' head-coaching job, the Bears' website reported.
Tice had been slated for an interview Tuesday at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., but Oakland apparently chose to move into a phase of follow-up interviews with candidates rather than wait to talk with Tice, who on Jan. 6 was promoted by the Bears from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator.
The Raiders, who had requested an interview with Tice on Jan. 17, have already interviewed Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, Dolphins DB coach Todd Bowles, Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and Packers assistant head coach/ILB coach Winston Moss.
The way we see it
The Bears can breathe a sigh of relief that they don't have to look for a new offensive coordinator for the second time this month. Tice, meanwhile, now won't be given a chance to follow up on his 2001-05 tenure as Vikings head coach, when he compiled a 33-34 record, including 1-1 in the playoffs. Although Moss initially was considered to have the inside track on the Raiders' head-coaching job, the recent speculation is that Allen is now the front-runner.