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Images: The Quarterbacks of Marc Trestman

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New head coach Marc Trestman will call plays for the Chicago Bears and work closely with quarterback Jay Cutler, above, next season. While Cutler is the next project for the new Bears coach, here's a look at other quarterbacks who have been tutored by Trestman:

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Trestman started his coaching career in 1981 at the University of Miami as a volunteer assistant for Jimmy Johnson. He was named the quarterbacks coach in 1983 and helped direct the Hurricanes to their first-ever national championship. Under Trestman's tutelage, Hurricanes quarterback Bernie Kosar, above, was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

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Trestman was named the quarterbacks coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987. Among his charges were Steve DeBerg, above, and Vinny Testaverde.

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Trestman helped Vinny Testeverde, above, make his NFL debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987.

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In 1988, Trestman was reunited with Bernie Kosar in Cleveland, before adding the title of offensive coordinator a year later, helping lead Cleveland to two playoff appearances including the AFC Championship Game in 1989.

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Trestman, who once coached running backs for the Vikings, rejoined Minnesota in 1990 as quarterbacks coach, working two seasons with quarterback Rich Gannon, who improved his QB rating from 68.9 in 1990 to 81.5 in 1991, 11th highest in the NFL.

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George Seifert named Trestman the 49ers offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 1995 as he guided San Francisco to the No. 1 scoring offense (28.6 points per game) and passing attack (288.0 yards per game) and helped them rank second in total offense. In 1995, Jerry Rice broke the NFL record for receiving yards with 1,848, a mark that stood for 17 seasons.

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Trestman spent the 1997 season as quarterbacks coach of the Detroit Lions. Scott Mitchell threw for 3,484 yards that season, which at the time was second most in team history and now stands as the sixth most. He set a team record with 4 touchdowns and 410 yards passing in a single game.

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Trestman was hired by Jon Gruden in 2001 to serve as a senior assistant on the Oakland Raiders staff before being promoted by new coach Bill Callahan to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach a year later. The 2002 Raiders led the NFL in total offense with 389.8 yards and 279.7 passing yards per game, and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVII, their first NFL title game appearance in 20 years. QB Rich Gannon was named the NFL's MVP after throwing for 4,689 yards.

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Trestman was hired by Jon Gruden in 2001 to serve as a senior assistant on the Oakland Raiders staff before being promoted by new coach Bill Callahan to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach a year later. The 2002 Raiders led the NFL in total offense with 389.8 yards and 279.7 passing yards per game, and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVII, their first NFL title game appearance in 20 years. QB Rich Gannon was named the NFL's MVP after throwing for 4,689 yards.

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Former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt brought Trestman aboard for the 2004 Miami Dolphins season. Trestman worked with quarterbacks A.J. Feeley and Jay Fiedler.

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From 2005-06, Trestman served as offensive coordinator of North Carolina State, where the Wolfpack went 10-14 during his tenure. North Carolina State quarterback Daniel Evans, right, congratulates runningback Andre Brown in a win against Boston College in 2006.

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In five seasons with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, Trestman's teams went 59-31 during the regular season and won two Grey Cups. QB Anthony Calvillo, right, was named the top CFL player in back-to-back seasons.

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Gallery posted: 1/17/2013 2:29 PM

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Images of quarterbacks that have been under the tutelage of new Bears head coach Marc Trestman through the years. Trestman, announced as the team's 14th head coach during a Thursday Halas Hall press conference, is recognized as an offensive expert. Trestman most recently coached the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.
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