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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has nothing but high praise for his former mentor and new Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman.
While he does call the hiring a "bold, unconventional move", he couldn't agree more with the Bears' line of thinking when they chose him, although he's been away from the NFL for so long. Trestman took his talents to the CFL after being passed up way too many times for a head coaching gig in the NFL, but now he's found his dream job and Harbaugh knows he's got what it takes to lead the team to success.
He "taught me everything," Harbaugh said Friday on WMVP-AM, via ESPN Chicago. "Everything wouldn't be an overstatement; We use his system still of calling plays and the way he taught us those concepts and techniques. I've used (those) since I coached with the Raiders, the University of San Diego, Stanford and the 49ers."
Per NFL.com: ' Asked if the Bears hit a home run with their hire of Trestman, Harbaugh responded, "Absolutely. Grand slam. That was a grand slam hire. You see the coaches that Marc has put around him, they know football. He knows football. He's a great teacher and I think that's coaching right there." '
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Former Chicago Bears Hall of Fame tight end and Super Bowl winning coach Mike Ditka will be honored as the club’s last retired jersey. The Bears announced that number “89″ will join the 13 other jerseys that the team has taken out of use. The number will officially be retired during halftime of the Bears December 9 Monday Night Football [...]
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As you can see, it’s quite well written.