This is a thing we woke up to this morning:
Looks like 2 of my guys getting NFL jobs..Chud Cleveland and my QB coach at U Trestman to Chicago— Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) January 11, 2013
Well that's interesting enough. Marc Trestman as the head coach.
It seems odd that Jimmy Johnson would know this information, on the account of the Bears still having several candidates to interview with. Also, there is the fact that he has nothing to do with the organization, but I'm willing to grant his ability to get sources with NFL teams.
If this is the case, though, and Trestman really is the guy, why not just hire him? Emery stated in his press conference last week that he wanted to have this wrapped up by next weekend. If that's the case, hire your guy, and give him a week or so to start prepping for the Senior Bowl.
A Bears spokesman declined comment, saying the team would maintain the policy it adopted when the coaching search process began.
We'll stay on top of this one for you, but if it's true, the Bears HC will be someone none of us would have expected coming out of the season. Stay tuned...
UPDATE: From Jason La Canfora:
As to rumors of Bears hiring Trestman- Trestman has not heard from them since interview. Was not informed if would be a finalist ...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 11, 2013
UPDATE Deux: From Herb Zurkowsky, Sportswriter at the Montreal Gazette
An email from Marc Trestman: "I have not heard from the Bears and have responded in that manner on multiple levels. Thanks."— Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) January 11, 2013