Johnson's tweet about Trestman landing NFL job creates buzz in football circles
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo and head coach Marc Trestman during a practice Friday, November 16, 2012 in Montreal. The Alouettes will face the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL Eastern Final Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Published Friday, January 11, 2013 4:33PM EST
Marc Trestman remains head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, at least for now.
Former NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson got the football world -- north and south of the border -- buzzing Friday when he strongly suggested Trestman was heading to Chicago to become the Bears' head coach.
"Looks like 2 of my guys getting NFL jobs..Chud Cleveland and my QB coach at U Trestman to Chicago," tweeted Johnson, now working as an NFL analyst with Fox.
An Alouettes spokesman said the CFL club had no comment about Johnson's tweet. Trestman later denied the rumour that the Bears were set to hire him.
In an email to the Montreal Gazette, Trestman wrote: "I have not heard from the Bears and have responded in that manner on multiple levels."
Trestman interviewed with both Cleveland and Chicago but according to numerous reports the Bears continue to speak to potential coaching candidates and haven't decided on a coach. The Browns introduced Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach Friday.