Trestman Wins the Day, Bears hire to be confirmed

Posted By: Rick Moffat · 1/16/2013 5:09:00 AM

The Chicago Bears will confirm Marc Trestman as their next head coach, starting a guessing game in Montreal: who could possibly replace the pass-attack guru who became the first Als' coach ever to win Back-2-Back Grey Cups?

The Als may not have to look far to reverse their recent coaching Brain Drain.

Als GM Jim Popp already has a list of candidates in his succession plan.

I'd like to see the fiery and emotional Chris Jones, who I thought was going to get the job back in 2008 when Trestman was hired out of nowhere.

Jones was universally loved as defensive coordinator in Montreal and moved on to Calgary only to be reunited in 2012 with another man who would be a perfect fit here---former Als' OC turned Argo head coach Scott Milanovich.

Milanovich won a Grey Cup in his debut season as a CFL head coach and would have been the likely inheritor to Trestman's job had he stayed in Montreal.

Other possibilities:  * Ben Cahoon, a receivers coach at his alma mater BYU but he's too happy with his family situation and has never been a head coach.

                             * Anthony Calvillo:  why not?  He's a de facto assistant coach, but of course he's "only" 40 and is determined to become the oldest quarterback in CFL history to ever win a Grey Cup.   If this was 2015 or '16 AC might be interested.

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