Comcast SportsNet and CSNChicago.com will carry the live press conference as the Bears introduce Marc Trestman to the media in the Mugs Halas Hall Auditorium at 11:00 a.m. To find the channel in your location, click on CSN's channel finder. The live stream can be watched here.
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On Wednesday morning, the Bears announced the hiring of Trestman as their 14th head coach in franchise history. The 57-year-old Trestman has 17 years of coaching experience in the NFL and has helped his teams to eight playoff appearances, a trip to the Super Bowl and back-to-back Grey Cup titles.
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Here's a look at each stop in Trestman's coaching career:
1981-84: University of Miami (QB coach)
1985-86: Minnesota Vikings (RB coach)
1987: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB)
1988-89: Cleveland Browns (QBOC)
1990-91: Minnesota Vikings (QB)
1995-96: San Francisco 49ers (QBOC)
1997: Detroit Lions (QB)
1998-00: Arizona Cardinals (QBOC)
2001-03: Oakland Raiders (QBOC)
2004: Miami Dolphins: (assistant head coach)
2005-06: North Carolina State (OC)
2008-12: Montreal Alouettes (head coach)
2103-Present: Chicago Bears (head coach)
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In addition to his coaching career, Trestman has also consulted several college quarterbacks leading up the NFL Draft. The list includes: Jay Cutler, Tim Tebow, Jason Campbell, Jimmy Clausen, Brandon Weeden and Brock Osweiler.
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The Bears also officially announced the hiring of Aaron Kromer as the offensive coordinatoroffensive line coach and Joe DeCamillis as the assistant head coachspecial teams coordinator. As of Wednesday night, there were reports Rod Marinelli was likely to leave the Bears. Find out more at today's press conference.
Sometimes the passage of time makes things a little sweeter.
Josh Sitton had been selected to three Pro Bowls while a member of the Green Bay Packers. At the end of training camp last year, the Packers abruptly released Sitton.
On Monday, Sitton was named to his fourth Pro Bowl, replacing former Green Bay teammate T.J. Lang. At age 30, this Pro Bowl was special.
"It's a great honor, always a goal of mine every year," Sitton said via conference call. "It's an honor to me and to the guys I play with, the guys helping me along...
"I would say just the age thing, the older you get, the more you appreciate them. You can't play at a high level in this game so the whole age thing makes it even more special."
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When the Bears were forced to go into Week 1 of the 2015 season with a shuffled offensive line, the situation wasn't ideal; Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long moving to right tackle as a hurried fill when neither Charles Leno nor Jordan Mills were an answer.
The 2016 season also began with an unexpected and significant shuffle, but this time with one that immediately bumped up the quality of the line. GM Ryan Pace moved quickly to sign Sitton after his release by the Green Bay Packers, a step that bumped rookie Cody Whitehair from guard to center, where he earned All-Rookie honors from the Pro Football Writers Association of America.
"It was challenging for sure," Sitton said. "It was something I haven't had to do for quite some time but it was stimulating being thrown in and needing to learn the offense in four or five days."
Sitton, who signed a three-year contract worth as much as $21 million with $10 million guaranteed, joins rookie running back Jordan Howard as the two Bears scheduled to play in the Pro Bowl. He started 12 of 13 games in 2016, missing time with an ankle injury but being a strong presence in a line that ranked No. 8 in sack percentage while getting Howard to a franchise-record 1,313 rushing yards even with a rookie center and a group that never played a game together before Week 1 in Houston against the Texans.
"I think we can only get better, now that we'll have an offseason together," Sitton said. "We'll see what we can do."