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The man on the left, talking to someone with his headset on, is the 14th head coach in Chicago Bears history.
The news broke early Wednesday morning and, by the time most fans had woken up Wednesday morning, it had become official: Marc Trestman was coming to Chicago as the newest head coach for the Bears.
Trestman has built himself an impressive resume over his career, one that features coaching in the NCAA, NFL and CFL.
In the NCAA, Trestman started out as the quarterbacks coach with the University of Miami, from 1981-1984. After coaching in the NFL for quite some time, he returned to the NCAA from 2005-2006 to be the offensive line coach with NC State.
In the NFL, Trestman spent 1985-2004 holding jobs with the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins, serving as quarterbacks or offensive line coach for each team.
In 2008 Trestman left the NFL, NCAA (and USA altogether) to become the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes. His time there was spectacular to say the least.
In his first season with the Alouettes, Trestman and his team went 11-7 in the regular season and ended up losing in the Grey Cup. The next year in 2009, the team went 15-3, won the Grey Cup and Trestman won the CFL Coach of the Year Award. In 2010, the team went 12-6 and won the East Division again, making it all the way to their third straight Grey Cup and winning it, making it two in a row.
In 2011, the Alouettes had their worst season under Trestman, going 10-8, finishing second in the East Division before losing the playoffs. It was the first time the team didn't make the Grey Cup under Marc Trestman.
2012 was Trestman's last season with the Alouettes, a season in which the team went 11-7, finished first in the East Division once again, but fell in the East Final, failing to make the Grey Cup for the second straight season.
Some fun facts about Trestman: he is a member of the bar in the state of Florida after having graduated from law school at the University of Miami also wrote a book titled Perseverance that was released in 2010.
It's pretty easy to see why Phil Emery chose Trestman for the job in Chicago. His resume speaks for itself, loaded with full experience and success at every level.
His success in the CFL shows that Trestman can coach at big-time levels and win big-time games. More importantly, it demonstrates that not winning the division would be a disappointment to him. Note that the Alouettes made the playoffs every season under Trestman,.
Finally, his work with quarterbacks means he is going to get the most out of Jay Cutler that he can. Cutler made it to the Pro Bowl in Denver when he played under a West Coast style of play and Trestman brings that to the Bears, where he will be reunited with Cutler.
Now that the coaching staff is mostly assembled, it's time for Trestman and the Bears to get to work. After the press conference and team meetings, it's time to begin off season work for both Trestman and his team, so that they can come out firing on all cylinders next season.
The Lovie Smith Era has ended in Chicago and the Marc Trestman Era has just begun.