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The Bears have hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman to replace the fired Lovie Smith.
It's the first head coaching job in the NFL for Trestman, a long-time NFL assistant who spent the past five seasons coaching the CFL's Alouettes and led them to two Grey Cup titles.
Trestman was an offensive coordinator with San Francisco, Arizona and Oakland. The Bears hope he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and help them reach the playoffs on a consistent basis.
Chicago general manager Phil Emery met with at least 13 candidates. Besides Trestman, he also brought back Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and the Indianapolis Colts' Bruce Arians for second interviews.
Smith was let go after Chicago missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons.
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According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, it doesn’t look like former Bears head coach Lovie Smith will get a head coaching gig for next season.
It sounds like Smith will sit out the 2013 season instead of possibly taking a job as a defensive coordinator.
Even if Smith doesn’t work in 2013, he’ll still get paid by the Bears. They reportedly owe him at least $5 million...
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, former Bears head coach Lovie Smith is expected to sit out the 2013 season rather than take a job as a defensive coordinator.
Smith interviewed for three head coaching positions in recent weeks, but lost out on all of them. There are still two jobs available, the Cardinals and the Jaguars, but Smith isn’t considered a strong candidate...
Tweet 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 [...]
In a surprise move, the Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman -- most recently coach of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, and a man who has been out of the NFL for eight years -- to replace Lovie Smith as head coach, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune, quoting "an NFL source," reported Monday that Trestman, 57, would become the Bears' 14th head coach...
Trestman in Grey Cup form. (Photo coachmarctrestman.com)
CHICAGO - The Bears have found Lovie Smith's successor.
Early Wednesday morning, in a team press release, Chicago announced they have hired Marc Trestman as the 14th coach in team history. Trestman has spent the last eight years out of the NFL, and won back-to-back Grey Cups with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes in...
Ravens defensive back Corey Graham is a hero in Baltimore this week after picking off Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning twice last week.
Graham was a special team standout until week 10 when he was inserted into the lineup. The fifth year pro was tired of being only a special teams standout, and is grateful for his opportunity.
Graham was drafted in 2007 by Lovie Smith and the...
The Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith, as their next coach. Are the Bears making a full minyan move (Gabe Carimi and Adam Podlesh)? Click HERE for more. We hope to have more soon.
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears have hired New Orleans Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer as their offensive coordinator.
The person spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. Kromer will work under new coach Marc Trestman, who was hired to replace the fired Lovie Smith on Wednesday.
The Bears are trying...
The Chicago Bears exhaustive search for a new head coach has finally come to a conclusion. Marc Trestman will be the 14th head coach in Chicago Bears' franchise history. General manager Phil Emery interviewed 14 candidates throughout his search, but he narrowed it down to three finalists earlier this week. Those three were Seattle Seahawks' offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell...