Bears Coaching Search Tracker – 1/15/13
Updated Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:32 p.m. CT
(CBS) Bears general manager Phil Emery has reportedly narrowed down his search to three.
Here is the latest on the Bears’ coaching search as of Monday afternoon:
Darrell Bevell: The Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator will be at Halas Hall Tuesday for a second interview, according to multiple reports. Bevell, 43, interviewed with Emery Saturday in Atlanta before the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs Sunday. ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have also received permission to interview Bevell for their vacancy.
Bevell, a former quarterback at the University of Wisconsin, is credited with working with Brett Favre in both Green Bay and Minnesota, as well as working with rookie quarterback Russell Wilson in Seattle this season.
Marc Trestman: According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Trestman “spent all day (Monday) at Halas Hall”. The Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure reports Trestman “is the heavy favorite for the job.” Tuesday is Trestman’s 57th birthday.
Bruce Arians: The Colts offensive coordinator is also a finalist for the job, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Sean Jensen, and will come back for a second interview. At 60 years old, Arians is the oldest candidate for the job.
Mike McCoy: The San Diego Chargers announced they will introduce the Broncos offensive coordinator as its new head coach at 2 p.m. PT today. McCoy was originally scheduled to interview with the Arizona Cardinals for a second time Tuesday, but that obviously won’t happen now.
Dave Toub: The Bears’ special teams coach will definitely be leaving the team, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs. He is expected to join Andy Reid’s staff in Kansas City.