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Coach Rob Boras '92 Prepares for Sixth Season with NFL's Chicago Bears

Coach Rob Boras '92 Prepares for Sixth Season with NFL's Chicago Bears

July 29, 2009

Rob Boras 2007.jpgJuly 29, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "A highly productive season could provide a boost for tight ends coach Rob Boras, an original member of (head coach Lovie) Smith's staff," writes the Chicago Sun-Times' Brad Biggs in a preseason look at the Chicago Bears' tight ends. Boras, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, "has a background as an offensive line coach and that is a natural progression for many tight ends coaches, including Pat Flaherty, the ex-Bears tight ends coach who has done well for himself as the line coach of the New York Giants," notes the article.

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A political science major at DePauw, Rob Boras was a four-year starter at center on the Tiger football team. The 2009 season will mark Boras' sixth with the Bears. He came to the National Football League franchise after five seasons at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where he was head coach John Chicago Bears Helmet.jpgRobinson's offensive coordinator for three years. Boras spent the 1998 season as head coach of NCAA Division III Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., after four seasons at the University of Texas (1994-97), where he served as an assistant. He began his coaching career at DePauw immediately following his graduation, spending two seasons as offensive line coach (1992-93).

Nick Mourouzis, who was head football coach at DePauw from 1981-2003, "was the one instrumental in me even becoming a coach," Boras said in 2003, when he brought "Coach Nick" to Super Bowl XLI as his guest. Details can be found in this previous story.