After a long and thorough search for a new head coach, the Chicago Bears gave the position to former CFL head coach of the Montreal Alouettes Marc Trestman. Trestman has led the Alouettes to back to back Grey Cup titles, or the CFL’s equivalent of the Super Bowl. Before that, Trestman was an offensive coordinator for North Carolina State, and was an assistant coach for several NFL teams for 20 years before that. Trestman has the necessary experience to lead the Bears back to the playoffs, and many Bears fans and players have been satisfied by the decision.
Along with Trestman comes more coordinator and assistant coach news. The Bears also hired two of Trestman’s assistants in Montreal to be the tight ends and assistant defensive line coach: Andy Bischoff and Michael Sinclair, respectively. In addition, the defensive coordinator vacancy was filled by former Jacksonville Jaguars coordinator Mel Tucker. Tucker turned the 28th ranked Jaguars defense in 2010 to make them the 6th ranked defense in 2011, and inherits a group of veterans and talented defensive players. The coaching changes should make this offseason interesting for the Bears, so stay tuned for more Chicago Bears news as the offseason rolls around.