Bears hire CFL coach Trestman to replace fired Smith, hoping he can get most out of Cutler

  • Article by: ANDREW SELIGMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 17, 2013 - 6:19 AM

The Chicago Bears have hired Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman to replace the fired Lovie Smith. He was raised in St. Louis Park and played for the Gophers before transferring to Minnesota State-Moorhead for his senior year.

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mohawk1953Jan. 16, 13 6:47 AM

Excellent!! Good guy, good coach - best wishes, except when they're playing the Vikes.

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TabarnooshJan. 16, 13 6:58 AM

The division just got a lot tougher.

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fwallenJan. 16, 13 7:10 AM

Sid's happy

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bredpathJan. 16, 13 7:29 AM

Glad to read Cutler is in the final year of his contract. So happy we didn't give up two 1st-rounders and a bunch of cash to get him a few years back.

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yessireeJan. 16, 13 7:49 AM

Great choice by the Bears. Best of luck to Marc!

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evldedJan. 16, 13 9:16 AM

LOL! Good luck with the Bears. They're shreds of where they were five years ago.

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arielbenderJan. 16, 13 9:25 AM

Terrible hire. He'll be out in a year. The fact that Sid loves him should tell you all you need to know.

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justincase12Jan. 16, 1310:27 AM

Now if he can talk Mike Grant into the offensive coordinator position all will be well in Sid's world. It just might happen.

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partskcojJan. 16, 13 3:01 PM

MEMO to Vikes......there are at least six QBs up in Canada who would be a significant upgrade over Ponder. Now somebody point Spielman to the North and tell him to go get one.

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Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
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Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
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