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Report: Bears choose Trestman as new coach

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Bears have chosen Marc Trestman to be their new head coach, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

The Bears are expected to make the announcement on Wednesday.

Trestman has spent the last five years as the coach of the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League, leading the team to back-to-back Grey Cups in 2009 and 2010.

He was named the CFL coach of the year in 2009 and had a 64-34 overall record with the Alouettes.

Prior to joining the CFL, Trestman was an NFL assistant coach with the Vikings, Buccaneers, Browns, Vikings, 49ers, Lions, Cardinals, Raiders and Dolphins.

Trestman will replace Lovie Smith, who was fired by Chicago after missing the playoffs for the second straight year despite a 10-6 record.

01/16 03:43:48 ET

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