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Sugar's nephew approves of Bears coach

January 21, 2013 - Burt Angeli
The nephew of Iron Mountain’s Bill “Sugar” Popp says Marc Trestman moving from Montreal of the Canadian Football League to Chicago of the National Football League is “well deserved.”

“Marc’s a proven head coach at a professional level,” Jim Popp, general manager of CFL’s Montreal team since 1996, told the Montreal Gazette. “He’s more qualified than other people getting jobs. With his qualifications and background and proven commodity, the Bears are getting an excellent choice.

“Marc brings discipline, high character and very good organizational skills. He leaves no stone unturned so he’s not surprised. That’s how he coaches a quarterback, how he does his offense. I think it’s a great fit.”

Trestman spent five successful years in Montreal, posting a career coaching mark of 59-31 with three Grey Cup appearances including two titles. He was recently selected head coach of the Bears.

Popp, who resides in Moorseville, N.C. during the CFL off-season, has also been mentioned for an NFL front office position.

“Jim Popp will make an excellent GM in the NFL,” Iron Mountain’s Steve Mariucci, an NFL Network analyst, wrote on his Twitter account.

 
 

 

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