Bears hire Alouettes coach Trestman as new coach

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CHICAGO — The Bears hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman 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 to two Grey Cup titles.

Trestman was an offensive coordinator with Cleveland, San Francisco, Arizona and Oakland.

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