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Report: Chicago Bears to hire Marc Trestman of Montreal Alouettes (CFL) as coach

01/15/2013 at 11:45 pm By

Marc Trestman Chicago Bears

Since firing Lovie Smith in late December, the Chicago Bears have been interviewing candidates for their vacant head coaching position left and right. The position is now no longer vacant.

Early Wednesday morning, the Bradd Biggs and Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune announced that Marc Trestman, formerly the coach of the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouttes, as their next head coach. Trestman had also interviewed for the Browns’ head coaching position.

The report by Biggs and Pompei says, “The Bears took a swing for the fences by naming Marc Trestman as the 14th head coach in team history, an NFL source told the Tribune late Monday.”

Trestman has been the quarterbacks coach at the University of Miami, Vikings, Browns, 49ers, Lions, Cardinals, Raiders, and Dolphins, as well as running backs coach for the Buccaneers and offensive coordinator for the NC State Wolfpack.

In the CFL, Trestman won the Grey Cup, the league’s championship, in 2009 and 2010. He also made the postseason in all five years with the Alouettes.

Though, the pick may seem unconventional, Trestman is inheriting a 10-6 football team and has a great deal of NFL experience. It seems things are in place for him to have early success.

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