Former Gator could be eyeing leading administration place with Chicago Bears

Former Florida football standout Trace Armstrong may well be seeking to take a massive action in the sporting activities world with his taking part in days now extensive at the rear of him, as a report has him eyeing the top administration position with one of his former NFL teams, the Chicago Bears. According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the previous player-turned-agent spoke to group officers past thirty day period, perhaps location the wheels in motion for a achievable reunion with the crew he broke into the pros with.

The rumors were ignited when CBS Sporting activities reporter Jason La Canfora revealed a report stating that the Bears franchise was seeking into making “sweeping changes” to its coaching staff and entrance office environment. The suggestion was manufactured that Amstrong would oversee football functions, with equally the normal manager and head coach reporting specifically to him.

Having said that, Armstrong has due to the fact denied the report, publishing a tweet on Sunday refuting Canforta’s words.

The assembly back again in November arrived when many other former players returned to Chicago to honor the late Clyde Emrich, a longtime strength mentor and former Olympic wrestler who spent 50 decades in the business, so there is no way to immediately correlate his conversations with the firm with fascination in a administration posture. Amstrong at present is effective as an agent for football coaches, the list of which contains USC‘s most recent head mentor, Lincoln Riley.

Amstrong’s affiliation with the Florida Gators is an attention-grabbing a single, shelling out just a single time in the Swamp just after transferring from Arizona Point out owing to an tutorial mixup, generating him among the earliest transfer players in the sport. He was acknowledged as a to start with-team All-Southeastern Convention range and a 1st-staff All-American at defensive deal with in 1988 before becoming chosen in the 1st round (11th general) in the 1989 NFL draft.

Regardless of his shorter stint in Gainesville on the subject, Trace still holds his orange and blue alma mater expensive, acquiring returned to campus to comprehensive his master’s degree and nonetheless going to the football program on a common foundation.

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