CFL coach gets shot with Bears

Posted: January 17, 2013 at 2:55 a.m.

The Chicago Bears hired Montreal Alouettes Coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and make Chicago a playoff team on a consistent basis. It’s the first head coaching job in the NFL for Trestman, a longtime assistant in the league who spent the past five seasons coaching the CFL’s Alouettes and led them to two Grey Cup titles. Trestman, 57, was an offensive coordinator with Cleveland, San Francisco, Arizona and Oakland.

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