This doesn't meet traditional journalism standards and it falls short of 100 percent certainty, but a tweet by FOX Sports analyst and former coach Jimmy Johnson is the basis for a Chicago Tribune story about the chances of former Gophers quarterback and St. Louis Park native Marc Trestman's chances of getting the Chicago Bears coaching job.
Early Friday morning, Johnson tweeted:
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
Translation: "Chud" is Rob Chudzinski, who was introduced Friday as the new coaching of the Cleveland Browns. Trestman was Johnson's quarterback coach at the University of Miami, known as "the U" to those who don't know Minnesota as "the U." He is the head coach of the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, who have won three of that league's last five titles.
Chicago Tribune football writer Brad Biggs wrote: "A Bears spokesman declined comment, saying the team would maintain the policy it adopted when the coaching search process began."
Biggs also wrote: "Now, Johnson did not specify Trestman was specifically coming to the Bears as head coach. It is possible he could be considered for another role but [general manager Phil] Emery is on the road looking for the team’s next head coach, not in an effort to hire the offensive coordinator for his next coach."
You can read the full Chicago Tribune report here.
A Canadian Press story Friday morning said: "An Alouettes spokesman said the CFL club had no comment about Johnson’s tweet."
Trestman graduated from St. Louis Park in 1974 and was at the University of Minnesota for three years before transferring to Minnesota State-Moorhead. He became a much-traveled NFL and college assistant coach, including two stints as a Vikings assistant, once as running backs coach and once as quarterbacks coach.
In 2007, he was named coach of the Alouettes.
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