Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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The Chicago Bears announced yesterday that they have hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman to become their next head coach, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Trestman will replace former head coach Lovie Smith, who was fired at the end of the season. Chicago was said to be down to its final few candidates as recently as yesterday, and the Bears ultimately decided to go with Trestman over Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Trestman has been coaching the Alouettes, a team in the Canadian Football League, since the 2008 season. He’s maintained a 64-34 record during his time with the club, and he won the league’s Grey Cup Championship in 2009 and 2010. Trestman was named Coach of the Year in 2009. Beyond his time in the CFL, Trestman also brings NFL coaching experience to the table. He’s been the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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