Marc Trestman is reportedly the "heavy favorite" to land the Bears' head coaching job. 

After Phil Emery and the Bears interviewed a whopping 13 (known) candidates for their head coaching vacancy, it appears they have (finally) identified their finalists for the position.

The Indianapolis Colts' Bruce Arians, Seattle Seahawks' Darrell Bevell, and Montreal Alouettes' Marc Trestman (CFL) will reportedly get second interviews with the Bears.  In Trestman's case, he's apparently already had that second interview:




For these second round of interviews, Bears president Ted Phillips and chairman George McCaskey will be present. However, in the end, it will be Emery's decision.

And which of these guys is Emery most likely to nab for the job? Trestman, who turns 57 on Tuesday, appears to be the favorite. Here's a collection of tweets with more on that, as well as some other notable information in regards to the candidates (and reminder you can see this stuff right when I come across it by following DBN on Twitter):






Emery's said that, ideally, he'd like to have the new coach hired in time for the college football All-Star Games (for draft prospect evaluating purposes), which begin this Saturday with the East-West Shrine Game.. So, we should learn who the new Bears coach is in the next few days, perhaps even in the next 24 hours. Stay tuned.

And for much more on Arians, Bevell, and Trestman, here's the initial write-ups I did about each of them:

Bruce Arians

Darrell Bevell

Marc Trestman


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