Jones: Kevin Rogers would 'fit in well' with Bears

CHICAGO -- Prior to joining the Minnesota Vikings as quarterbacks coach in 2006, Kevin Rogers -- reportedly a potential candidate for the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator position -- spent four seasons at Virginia Tech.

During his first two years in Blacksburg, the star player on the Hokies' offense was none other than Bears running back Kevin Jones.

"I know him very well, he's a real good guy," Jones told ESPNChicago.com Tuesday. "He'd fit in here really well. He's a real players coach. He was always very well liked by everybody I knew."

Rogers also coached at Notre Dame (1999-01) and Syracuse (1991-98), where he helped quarterback Donovan McNabb.

The Bears asked Minnesota for permission to speak with Rogers about their offensive coordinator position, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"Kevin is a really good guy," Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian told ESPNChicago.com. "He gets along with everybody.

"And he loves to crack jokes."

Let's hope he finds humor in the Bears' situation.