The Chicago Tribune is reporting late Monday night that the Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman as the team’s new head coach. After the conclusion of the 2012 regular season, the Bears fired head coach Lovie Smith after failing to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season. Chicago has been busy since the first of the year interviewing possible replacements.
The hire has raised some eyebrows around the league. Trestman has NFL experience, but not as a head coach. He has been out of the NFL for eight seasons while coaching in the CFL. Trestman was successful during his time in the CFL however, capturing back-to-back Grey Cup titles while coaching the Montreal Alouettes. He compiled an overall 64-34 record in five seasons in the CFL.
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