Trestman to be named Bears' coach today
CJAD 800 confirms reports from Chicago that Alouettes coach Mark Trestman has been selected as the new head coach of the Bears.
Als GM Jim Popp, on a scouting mission in Florida, revealed that he's already expanding his list of potential replacements.
The Bears' announcement will be made later in the day, and comes just days after Trestman's first-ever coaching boss Jimmy Johnson had tweeted of him getting the job. Trestman quickly denied the rumours and in fact the Bears continued interviewing other candidates.
Trestman is the only Montreal coach to ever win 2 Grey Cups in a row and has a record of 64-34 in 5 seasons.
His candidacy in Chicago won an advance rave from Marv Levy, the Hall of Fame coach who was the last Als' head coach to jump directly to an NFL head coaching job.