The Bears FINALLY have their man...Marc Trestman named Head Coach

After an extensive and exhaustive search, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bears will name Marc Trestman as their next head coach.  Trestman was the candidate I was most intrigued by having bounced around the college, NFL and CFL ranks.  Most recently of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, Trestman has lead the team to back to back Grey Cup Championships and an overall 64-34 record in 5 seasons as head coach.

Known as a cerebral, offensive coach, Trestman seems to be in a good position to maximize the skills of Bears QB Jay Cutler.  Hell, this guy made Scott Mitchell look really good.  I think Trestman is a great hire and is the first offensive minded coach the Bears have hired since Mike Ditka.  Yes, Ditka was considered offensive minded, not just offensive.

We will delve more into Trestman’s fit for the Beloved as the days unfold…The Cover Stew may even way in…

What do you all think?  Good hire, bad hire, meh???  Hit us up in the comments!!!

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  • City


    Why does it always seem that we go after coaches that no one else is interested in? Did we ever interview Mike McCoy? Doesn’t look like it.

    • BearGogglesOn

      Interviewed McCoy at length during the Broncos bye week. He didn’t make it to the finalist stage. What’s so special about him anyway? Because he changed the whole Broncos’ scheme for Tebow?

  • Phil_X

    Hey city, he’s been interviewed for HC and OC jobs many times. He seems to be pretty respected in NFL circles, and was Gruden’s QB guy for several years.
    With today’s rules, I am glad they went offensive. Early reports are they are keeping Marinelli as DC. Not sure how I feel about that, but may be good for an aging defense. As with all coaching hires….it is wait and see. I am looking forward to the draft, cuts, and trades. Hopefully phil and Trestman realize Hester needs to go…..along with some others.

    • BearGogglesOn

      Keeping some continuity will help the defense. Lots of changes on the other side of the ball, so you might as well try to keep the D in tact as much as possible. If Marinelli goes, DB coach Jon Hoke could be in line to take over as D-coordinator.

  • City

    So Phil_X, are you saying you’re excited that the Bears got him, that this is the one guy you absolutely wanted to see lead the Bears? i doubt it. He’s been out of the NFL since 2004 – That’s 9 years ago. The Colts interviewed him and passed and the only other team to consider him was the Browns. Serious teams like the Chargers, Cardinals, and Eagles didn’t even give him a call. What does that say? It says that he’s a gamble at best. Don’t call me McKayla, but I’m not impressed.

    • BearGogglesOn

      Who did you want to see them get City? second DeCon’s comments – Browns are far from serious. Bears identified a specific type they were looking for – someone to fix Cutler or die trying – and they got him. Don’t think any other teams looking for a head coach were in need of a “QB whisperer” like the Bears were.

  • DeCon

    City – you consider the Cards and Chargers as serious teams??? I think it is a good hire and time will tell…

    • BearGogglesOn

      Glad to see you got your Commenting figured out.