Bears hire Holt as offensive line coach

The Chicago Bears named Tim Holt offensive line coach on Wednesday, replacing Mike Tice who was promoted to offensive coordinator.

Holt spent last season as an assistant offensive line coach with the Buccaneers, his third season in Tampa Bay. A 17-year coaching veteran, Holt joined the Bucs as a coaching intern during spring OTAs in 2009 and worked with the offensive line during the season. Holt has worked with two Pro Bowlers on Tampa Bay's offensive line the past two seasons in guard Davin Joseph (2011) and left tackle Donald Penn (2010).

Holt spent 14 seasons as a college coach, including 10 working with offensive linemen. He had stops at Southern Connecticut State (1995 and 2005-07), Lehigh (1997-98), Cornell (1999-2000), American International (2001-03) and Stonehill College (2008).