Tomorrow is a big day for the Montreal Alouettes. The team has what it calls a major announcement.
This once mighty franchise has won just 43 per cent of its games in the last four seasons. Those Grey Cup appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2010 seem like so long ago.
Every team has to rebuild, but in a nine-team league – why has the rebuild in Montreal taken so long?
Owner interference may be one issue. There were reports Danny Maciocia was about to accept a position with the team, until he learned he would have only some say in staff and player personnel issues.
I am left to assume owner Robert Wettenhall is very involved in day-to-day operations.
Another issue was not having replacements ready when head coaches were fired. Jim Popp is one of the best General Managers in the CFL.
He’s not a coach. The numbers proved that.
Putting people in positions of strength in any organization is important. In recent years, the Alouettes have done the opposite.