August 12, 2011; Montreal, QC, CANADA; General view of a brick building with a Montreal Alouettes football team advertising logo on the side, near the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears To Interview Montreal Alouettes Head Coach Marc Trestman


The Chicago Bears are taking their search for a new head coach north of the border. Chicago is set to interview Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman for their vacancy left after firing Lovie Smith.

In his five years as the Alouettes head coach, Trestman has led his team to new heights.

Trestman was the 2009 CFL Coach of the Year and has a record of 59–31. He led the Alouettes to the Grey Cup Championship in 2009 and 2010.

The Bears coaching candidate is also no stranger to the NFL.

Trestman has spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins as an offensive coordinator or quarterback coach.

He has also been a trainer for players preparing for the NFL Draft.

According to Trestman’s website, “Marc has been one of the most trusted and respected QB coaches in the game. Which is why every off-season, the top NFL draft prospects call on Marc to work them out in preparation for the their Pro Day and the NFL Combine”.

Hiring Trestman would be an excellent hire for the Bears and it would finally give the 56-year-old coach the opportunity he deserves.

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