Emery’s three finalists
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Phil Emery identified three candidates as finalists before deciding on Marc Trestman. ()
Marc Trestman: The former NFL assistant currently is the head coach for the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. Trestman, 56, is known as a quarterbacks guru, and he worked with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler before the 2006 NFL draft and with backup Jason Campbell before the ’05 draft. He also has worked with Tim Tebow. INTERVIEWED MONDAY, JAN. 7, WITH SECOND INTERVIEW MONDAY. (JULIE JACOBSON, Associated Press)
Bruce Arians: Arians is getting looks for galvanizing the Colts while filling in for Chuck Pagano while Pagano underwent treatment for leukemia. His only previous head coaching experience came at Temple, where he went 21-45 over six seasons in the 1980s. Arians is a longtime NFL offensive assistant who has worked with Peyton Manning, Tim Couch, Ben Roethlisberger and now Andrew Luck. He is a self-professed riverboat gambler of a coach. INTERVIEWED SUNDAY, WITH SECOND INTERVIEW TUESDAY. (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
Darrell Bevell: The Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator is a longtime Packers and Vikings assistant. He joined the Seahawks last season and is credited with helping develop rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, the third-round draft pick who in many ways has exceeded the performances of Luck and Robert Griffin III, the top two picks. Bevell, 42, starred at quarterback for Wisconsin. INTERVIEWED SATURDAY, JAN. 12, WITH SECOND INTERVIEW TUESDAY. (Handout, Getty Images)
Phil Emery also interviewed the following candidates ... ()
Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, 47, also is on Phil Emery’s list, according to Fox’s Jay Glazer. DeCamillis has been a special teams coach in the NFL since 1988 and crossed paths with Emery during their stays with the Falcons. INTERVIEWED SATURDAY, JAN. 5 (Max Faulkner, McClatchy-Tribune)
Mike McCoy: The Broncos offensive coordinator has received acclaim for altering his offense to make it fit Tim Tebow, then altering it again to make it fit Peyton Manning. Kyle Orton also had a career year under McCoy, 40, who is from the John Fox school of coaching. INTERVIEWED SUNDAY, JAN. 6 (Dustin Bradford, Getty Images)
Dave Toub: The longtime Bears special teams coach deserves consideration for the head coaching job based on the success he has had under Lovie Smith. He has strong leadership skills, is well-liked and knows the lay of the land. Toub is ready to be a head coach. If Emery wants to make a clean break from the Smith regime, it will work against Toub. INTERVIEWED MONDAY, JAN. 7 (Brian Cassella, McClatchy-Tribune)
Tom Clements: The former Notre Dame quarterback has helped develop Aaron Rodgers and was promoted to offensive coordinator in Green Bay last year. The Bears have been interested in Clements as an offensive coordinator prospect in the past. Clements worked under Mike Ditka in New Orleans and has been influenced by Mike McCarthy. INTERVIEWED THURSDAY, JAN. 10.  (NFL Photos, NFL)
Rick Dennison: The Houston Texans offensive coordinator has a diverse background, including time spent in Denver with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Dennison, 54, has coached for 18 seasons in the NFL, spending much of that time under Mike Shanahan. He does not call plays in Houston. SCHEDULED TO HAVE INTERVIEWED FRIDAY, JAN. 11.  (Handout, Getty Images)
Mike Singletary: 49ers coach Singletary was a Hall of Fame middle linebacker but couldn’t turn around the 49ers in 2 1/2 seasons as their head coach. He’s currently the linebackers coach and assistant head coach of the Vikings. (Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE)
Mike Priefer. He worked with Bears general manager Phil Emery at Navy in the mid-90s. Priefer played quarterback and wide receiver at Navy and then flew helicopters as a Naval officer for six years. He had tours of duty in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea. Regarded as one of the NFL’s best special teams coaches, Priefer been an assistant in the NFL for 11 years, the last two with the Vikings. He also was an assistant at Northern Illinois 2000-2001. Special teams coaching is in Priefer’s blood, as his father Chuck was a longtime NFL special teams coach who was held in high esteem around the league. ()
The following potential candidates did not interview ... ()
Jim Caldwell: Peyton Manning’s former quarterback guru compiled a 26-22 record as head coach of the Colts before getting fired after last season (his record was 24-8 before Manning missed the 2011 season). He spent most of this season as the Ravens’ quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator. He is a little similar to Lovie Smith in that he is a Tony Dungy disciple with a mild-mannered demeanor. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)
Bill Cowher: He spent 15 years as the Steelers’ head coach and made two Super Bowl appearances, winning once against the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. Cowher is the kind of tough, defensive-minded coach Chicago fans would embrace. But he has turned down multiple opportunities since resigning in 2006 and appears to be enjoying his life as a pregame host for CBS.  (Mike Lawrie, Getty Images)
Perry Fewell: The former Bears secondary coach under Lovie Smith has had a nice run as defensive coordinator of the Giants and Bills. He also served as interim head coach of the Bills in 2009, going 3-4 after Dick Jauron was fired.  (Al Bello, Getty Images)
Jay Gruden: Jon Gruden’s brother is a fine offensive mind in his own right, and his development of Andy Dalton in Cincinnati makes him an attractive head coaching candidate. Jay is regarded as a mellower version of his brother. He is an Arena Football League legend, having won four Arena Bowls as a player and two as a head coach. (PETER COSGROVE, Associated Press)
Todd Haley: This is an interesting name because he worked with Emery in Kansas City. Whether that would help or hurt his chances for the Bears job is unknown, but Haley had a bitter falling-out with Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, who remains an adviser to Emery. Haley, who worked in Chicago as a wide receivers coach under Dick Jauron, has had mixed results as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator this year.  (Jared Wickerham, Getty Images)
Greg Roman: He has done nice work with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick with the 49ers, but he also benefits from working with quarterback guru Jim Harbaugh. He has a varied background, having coached different positions and even working on defense and in strength and conditioning. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Kyle Shanahan: The son of Mike Shanahan is credited with helping develop Robert Griffin III. He also had success with Matt Schaub and Rex Grossman. He is only 33 but has been an NFL assistant for nine years. In addition to working under his father, he also has worked for Jon Gruden and Gary Kubiak. (Patrick McDermott, Getty Images)
Mike Zimmer: The defensive coordinator of the Bengals is a Chicago-area native, having attended Lockport High School and Illinois State. He has a connection with Emery, having worked with him in Atlanta for one season. Zimmer has run 3-4 and 4-3 fronts and is a well-respected strategist who is from the Bill Parcells tree.  (Joe Robbins, Getty Images)
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