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Coach backs out of Bears' job to return to Michigan

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Ron English won't coach the defensive
backs for the Chicago Bears after all.

"The search for a new coach has restarted immediately," Bears
spokesman Scott Hagel said Friday.

English said he had accepted the job earlier this week, but told
the team Thursday he decided to turn down the offer.

English spent the past three seasons as the secondary coach at
Michigan. School spokesman Bruce Madej confirmed Friday that
English would return to Michigan's football program, but wouldn't
say in what capacity.

English was supposed to replace Perry Fewell, who became the
Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator late last month.