The pieces don’t fit together with the Montreal Alouettes, a once-noble CFL franchise that is now in freefall.
Most franchises don’t go ga-ga over an interim coach with a 4-2 record. But Andrew Wetenhall, who has been mishandling his father’s football franchise the past few years, decided Jacques Chapdelaine had to be retained as head coach after finishing the 2016 campaign. Wetenhall also dumped Jim Popp, the only general manager the Als have had, and evidently didn’t want Mark Weightman as the team’s president. The logical progression would be to hire a president, who would hire a general manager, who would hire a head coach, who would sign Darian Durant as their new quarterback.
The Alouettes botched their attempted hiring of Danny Maciocia, a football guy, as the team president who would have had no authority in football operations. Even considering Maciocia for that position was a bad idea.
So they quickly sneaked in another president, Patrick Boivin, after hiring a general manager in Kavis Reed who has never, ever, ever shown himself as someone a CFL team would hire as a GM. Reed said he considered other potential head coaches before deciding Chapdelaine was worth keeping.