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Brian Urlacher isn’t interested in coaching or broadcasting

Brian Urlacher

Former Chicago Bears player Brian Urlacher tees off at the second hole during the first round of the Encompass Championship golf tournament on Friday, June 21, 2013, in Glenview, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher doesn’t have a desire to play football anymore and it doesn’t sound like he has much interest in pursuing any other job associated with the game either.

Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that Urlacher has shown no interest in either broadcasting or coaching as a way to remain involved in the sport while moving into the next phase of his life. FOX Sports would be interested in talking to Urlacher if the longtime Bear wants to move into the broadcasting booth, but Urlacher said he doesn’t think he’d be good at talking about the game he played so well. He did leave the door partially open to revisiting a move in that direction down the road, something that doesn’t sound like a possibility with coaching.

“I don’t think I would be a good coach,” Urlacher said. “First of all, I don’t want to spend the time coaching. I feel bad for them. During the season, they work 90 hours a week. I don’t want to do that.”

For now, Urlacher’s playing a lot of golf and enjoying not thinking about getting ready for training camp. That sounds about right for a man early in retirement, but it’s hard to believe that Urlacher won’t have some presence around the Bears or the NFL once he’s more settled into the post-playing part of his life.