Skip to main content

Native Minnesotan gets ready to coach against the Vikings

  • Author:
  • Updated:

It took Marc Trestman nearly 30 years to become a head coach in the NFL. The St. Louis Park-native now gets ready to lead his Chicago Bears against the Minnesota Vikings.

Trestman was an NFL assistant for 17 seasons with eight different teams. But last January at the age of 57 Trestman finally was given the opportunity to be an NFL head coach. That opportunity came nine years after Trestman's last NFL job according to the Star Tribune.

But a five year stint as a head coach in the Canadian Football League helped to enhance the former Gopher quarterback's reputation. As an assistant, Trestman, is known for the way he handles quarterbacks, and that is what got the Bears interested.

It is also one of the reasons Trestman was interested in the Bears, the opportunity to work with the mercurial Jay Cutler.

Sunday Trestman and the Bears are the favorite at home against the Vikings. Where his team has won 11 of the last 12 meetings between the two teams.

In fact, according to Fox Sports Net  the Bears have forced 31 turnovers in those 12 games and have won the last three games by more than 20 points.

The Bears led the NFL by forcing 44 takeaways last season, and that could be a problem for the Vikings who turned it over four times at Detroit last week.

Kickoff is at noon Sunday.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-01-27 at 9.15.45 PM

Buckeyes crash the glass, fend off Gophers

E.J. Liddell dominated in the paint to help No. 16 Ohio State.

nicolas blouin flickr fire hose

Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews

It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.

All Energy Solar - Bringing Panels to Roof

All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022

Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce

Royal Canadian Mounted Police maintoba crossing crop

Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border

They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.


Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'

Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.

police lights

Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase

He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.

kua dog go fund me

Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner

The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.

Fuzzy Gerdes Flickr Franks Diner Kenosha

WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved

Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.


Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo

The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.

fentanyl DEA

21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN

Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.

Band Box Diner Courtney Mault Flickr

MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed

MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.