CSN's first installation of "Bears Classics" will begin with "Night of the Ridiculous' which debuts on Comcast SportsNet tonight at 9:30 p.m.
The Bears have gone through a complete overhaul in the last seven years. Since their memorable Monday night victory over the Cardinals in 2006, they've lost the face of their franchise, hired a new coaching staff, and general manager just to name a few. In fact, only six players remain from Chicago's 2006 roster.
In advance of tonight's premiere of "Bears Classics: Night of the Ridiculous" on Comcast SportsNet, we thought it would be fun to take a look at what each member of the 2006 team has been up to since leaving the Bears. Let's take a look at the personnel:
Lovie Smith (head coach)
Lovie Smith was fired by the Bears on Dec. 31, 2012. In his tenure as head coach of the Bears, he compiled an 81-63 regular season and 3-3 postseason record. Smith is currently out of football, but is rumored to be a strong candidate for any head coaching vacancies following the 2013 season.
Ron Turner (offensive coordinator)
Turner was fired by the Bears in 2009. He's served as the Indianapolis Colts wide receiver coach (2010) and quarterback coach (2011). Following one season as the Buccaneers QB coach, Turner was hired to be the head coach at Florida International University. His team is currently 1-10 this year.
Ron Rivera (defensive coordinator)
The Bears declined to renew Rivera's contract following the 2007 season. He spent four seasons on the Chargers coaching staff before getting a head coaching gig with Carolina. The Panthers are currently riding a seven-game winning streak under Rivera and sit in second place in the NFC South.
Bob Babich (assistant head coach)
Babich was fired by the Bears following the 2012 season. He's now the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Dave Toub (special teams coordinator)
Toub is the special teams coordinator for the 9-2 Kansas City Chiefs.
Jerry Angelo (general manager)
Angelo was fired by the Bears on Jan. 3, 2012. He left with an 87-73 regular season and 3-4 postseason record as the team's general manager. The Jets interviewed Angelo for their vacant GM position following the 2012 season, but instead elected to hire John Idzik Jr.