The Bears have hired Marc Trestman as their new head coach. He spent the last five years as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Trestman also has plenty of NFL experience as an assistant coach for nine different teams. He replaces Lovie Smith, who was fired after the Bears missed the playoffs for the second straight season despite a 10-and-6 record in 2012. Trestman was named Coach of the Year in the CFL in 2009 and led the Alouettes to back-to-back Grey Cup championships in 2009 and 2010.
Trestman is wasting no time in beginning to fill out his staff. After being tabbed as the 14th head coach in franchise history on Wednesday, the Bears later announced that New Orleans Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been hired as the team's offensive coordinator. Chicago also named veteran special teams coach Joe DeCamillis as an assistant head coach/special teams coordinator. Kromer had been with the Saints since 2008 and served as New Orleans' acting coach for the first six games this season while both Sean Payton and assistant Joe Vitt were serving suspensions for their involvement in the Saints' bounty scandal. New Orleans went 2-and-4 in the games Kromer was in charge.