On Friday, Marc Trestman's former boss, Jimmy Johnson (current Fox guy, won a couple of Super Bowls), caused quite a stir by tweeting that "2 of my guys" are getting NFL jobs. However, sources tell CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora that Trestman has yet to hear back from the Bears after interviewing and they're expected to continue interviewing.
Despite, you know, Johnson's tweet.
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
Trestman cleared things up, via the Associated Press, telling the Montreal Gazette that, "I have not heard from the Bears and have responded in that manner on multiple levels."
Johnson already has an impressive coaching tree. Coming into Thursday, at least five of his assistants landed head-coaching jobs, and Rob Chudzinksi, who played for Johnson at the University of Miami, made it six on Thursday night.
Trestman, the current Montreal Allouettes head coach who has seen his name heat up this offseason, coached with Johnson in Miami briefly. He also worked with Jon Gruden in Oakland and helped bring Seahawks phenom Russell Wilson into the fold from baseball at NC State. He's probably best known for working with quarterbacks during the offseason, Trestman has trained guys like Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler and Jay Cutler.
He's a highly-regarded coach in the NFL, despite having spent the last few seasons in the Canadian Football League. He recently interviewed for Cleveland's (formerly) vacant coaching position and interviewed for the Colts gig in 2011.
Of course, this is just a tweet from Jimmy Johnson. It's not exactly an official release from the Bears by any stretch of the imagination.
In fact, La Canfora reports that Trestman doesn't even know if he's going to end up being a finalist for Chicago's job. Sources tell La Canfora that Bears GM Phil Emery still has more interviews planned for this weekend, including meeting with Colts coordinator Bruce Arians.
La Canfora writes that though Chicago is expected to hire an offensive-minded coach, they are also talking to coaches with myriad backgrounds. One candidate still working with his team is Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who interviewed last weekend with Chicago. McCoy is among those expected to get serious consideration for the opening.