Bears hire CFL coach Trestman to replace Smith

Updated: January 16, 2013, 10:35 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday to replace the fired Lovie Smith.

He has two basic tasks -- fix the offense and lead the team to the playoffs on a consistent basis.

How he meshes with quarterback Jay Cutler could go a long way toward determining his success.

It's the first head coaching job in the NFL for Trestman, a longtime assistant in the league who spent the past five seasons coaching the CFL's Alouettes and led them ...

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