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Chicago Bears hire new head coach

The Chicago Bears hired Marc Trestman to become the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history.

Lovie Smith was fired after nine season as the team’s head coach.

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Chicago Tribune/WGN Football Analyst Matt Bowen talks about the Bears hiring of Marc Trestman.

Bears fans weigh in on new head coach

Former Bears RB Garrett Wolfe played for Marc Trestman in Montreal and has high praise for the new Bears Coach.

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday morning they have reached an agreement with Marc Trestman to become the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history.

Trestman spent the last five seasons as head coach in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes and led them to back-to-back Grey Cup Championships in 2009 and 2010.

Trestman also has 17 years of coaching experience in the NFL as an offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, and running backs coach.

His teams in the NFL have made eight playoff appearances including two conference championships and a Super Bowl appearance with the Raiders.

Trestman played quarterback at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State-Moorhead. He was with the Vikings for two training camps as a defensive back.

Trestman also graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and has been a member of the Florida bar since 1983. He took a few years away from coaching in the early ‘90s to practice law. He is the author of the book “Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork.”

Trestman and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters, Sarahanne and Chloe.

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The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

Former NFL and CFL player Jarrett Payton talks about the hiring of Marc Trestman, what it’s like to play for him and how he’ll get along with Jay Cutler.

The Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs broke the story of the Bears hiring Canadian Football League head coach Marc Trestman and talks about why GM Phil Emery picked him.

The Chicago Bears franchise is hiring Marc Trestman to be its new head coach.

Trestman has spent the past five seasons as head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.

He led that team to two consecutive championships in 2009 and 2010.

Before his CFL career, Trestman worked as an offensive coordinator with five NFL teams.

He’s credited with improving quarterbacks like Steve Young, Rich Gannon, and Jake Plummer.

Trestman also helped Bears quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell prepare for the draft before they entered the league.

But despite his lengthy NFL resume’, it’s his CFL background that’s raising some eyebrows.

“I don’t know anything about him,” said Bears fan Bruce Bilek.  “It should be good for (Cutler) hopefully.  I mean we’ve needed an offensive guy for a long time.”

“I think leadership skills are apparent in leaders in any organization,” said Bears fan Karren Boatner.  “All it is, is a transfer of learning the ins and outs of the new organization.  I feel that if he is strong, he will bring those skills with him.”

“He may not be fit for the National Football League,” said Bears fan Nick Meza.  “Then again, it depends on his tactics and the way he does things.”

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