RICK MADONIK/TORONTO STAR Toronto coach Scott Milanovich, right, shakes hands with his mentor, Marc Trestman, after the Argos defeated the Als to win the CFL East title last season. Trestman has been hired by the Chicago Bears and there is speculation Milanovich will follow him to the NFL team. (Nov. 18, 2012)
“Scott is also not outwardly seeking another job,” Holmes said. “From our perspective, these rumours about the Chicago Bears are baseless.”
Milanovich was Trestman’s offensive co-ordinator and his right-hand man for four years in Montreal, winning two Grey Cups before leaving the Alouettes to become the Argos head coach in 2012. He has long considered Trestman to be a close friend and mentor.
Before the playoffs, Milanovich signed a long-term contract with the Argos even though he had been on the job for less than a year. He’s the odds-on favourite to be chosen the CFL’s coach of the year when the honour is handed out in March.
Trestman was introduced Thursday as the new Bears head coach. At his news conference in Chicago, Trestman said he expected other CFL coaches to join his staff, which immediately led to speculation about Milanovich seeking to get out of his contract.