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Bears set to hire Marc Trestman, per Jimmy Johnson (With Updates)

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Former Cowboys Coach and FOX TV Analyst tweets in the early morning hours that one of his guys is getting a job. The weird thing? A lot of people are still supposed to interview for that job.

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This is a thing we woke up to this morning:

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.

The Bears have not said anything about this yet, and are in fact supposed to be interviewing Rick Dennison from Houston today. Brad Biggs asked, and the team reportedly gave him no comment:

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:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>As to rumors of Bears hiring Trestman- Trestman has not heard from them since interview. Was not informed if would be a finalist ...</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/289744966450819073" data-datetime="2013-01-11T14:45:57+00:00">January 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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UPDATE Deux: From Herb Zurkowsky, Sportswriter at the Montreal Gazette

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>An email from Marc Trestman: "I have not heard from the Bears and have responded in that manner on multiple levels. Thanks."</p>&mdash; Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) <a href="https://twitter.com/HerbZurkowsky1/status/289769465862823936" data-datetime="2013-01-11T16:23:18+00:00">January 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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