New Montreal Alouettes coach Mike Sherman was extremely impressed with the job interview conducted by team owners Bob and Andrew Wetenhall.
There’s the problem, right there.
Good organizations hire qualified business people to run the business operations and qualified football people to run the football operations.
If the owners get too involved with something they don’t particularly understand, like football, they end up hiring unsuitable coaches like Dan Hawkins.
Or they let Jim Popp, a championship-winning general manager for his ability to find players, repeatedly move onto unfamiliar ground as a head coach.
Or they set up a situation like the Alouettes had last year, with general manager Kavis Reed overseeing a short-lived, oil-and-water combination featuring Jacques Chapdelaine as his head coach.
If the Als owners decided they want Reed running the football operations, they need to completely trust his ability to hire a head coach.
That’s why the Als are no longer a good organization.