Dec 23, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Indianapolis Colts acting head coach Bruce Arians on the sidelines against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Colts won the game 20-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Invite Trestman, Bevell and Arians Back for Second Interviews


As expected, Phil Emery and the Bears are moving forward with the second round of interviews by inviting Montreal Alouttes head coach Marc Trestman, Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator/interim head coach Bruce Arians to Halas Hall to meet the higher ups.  The interview process is expected to come to an end this week when the Bears will likely name a their 14th head coach in franchise history.

Ian Rappaport is reporting that Trestman spent the day on Monday at Halas Hall visiting with Bears brass.

Dec 1, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile, Darrell Bevell is expected back at Halas Hall after what’s been called an “impressive interview” on Saturday before his Seahawks dropped their Divisional Round playoff game to the Atlanta Falcons in dramatic fashion.

Sean Jensen first reported that Colts offensive coordinator and interim head coach Bruce

Arians would be the third finalist coming to Halas Hall.  It was first reported that he would be going to Philadelphia on Tuesday, but that was incorrect.  Reports on Monday suggested that Arians might favor the San Diego job, where he might follow former Colts front office man, new GM Tom Telesco.

No big surprises with at least two of the candidates, as I expected Arians and Trestman to be among the top choices, but Bevell is a bit of a surprise.  I’ll have to do a bit more digging on him.   Most scribes believe that Trestman is the favorite to land the job, but both Arians and Bevell have impressive resumes.  Either way, it looks like the lengthy coaching search is coming to an close.  Stay tuned to Bear Goggles On for all the last on the Bears coaching search.

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