Wherever Jimmy Johnson got the information for last week’s tweet that Marc Trestman was getting the Bears job, it didn’t come from Trestman.
That’s because Trestman said he hadn’t spoken with his old mentor from his University of Miami days in 10 years, and that Johnson’s Twitter account helped bring them together again.
“So, it was surprising for me to see it,” Trestman said, via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. “If it would have been 20 years ago, I would have shook my head and thought that this was something bad that would happen. But it was out of my control. What it turned out to be was a reconnection with Jimmy Johnson and I reconnected with him by getting his cell phone and texting him and saying I really appreciate that you would think of me [as being one of his guys] because I had no connection with him for so long.
“What it wound up doing was being an invitation to come down to Florida and if some point in time I was around and have a cup of coffee or a Heineken. So, that’s what happened.”
Maybe between beverages, Johnson can teach Trestman a little more football, or the ins and the outs of the breaking news business.