Montreal Names Mike Sherman as New Coach

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Montreal has a press conference Wednesday to announce their new coach. So far no leaks on who that may be.
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Bellefeuille?

Otherwise, no idea.
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:12 pm

No there is a report out there that Marcel B was not offered the job, so he is out.

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"I think [Fred Fateri] was like a lot of people who watch football, hockey or any professional sport on television. They sit there and think they could coach better than the professional. Some people really think that." - Bob Ackles, The Water Boy

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Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:43 pm

Anthony Calvillo?
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I find Danny Barrett to be an interesting name. He was green as the Rider jerseys when Shivers rolled the dice. He had 1 year as QBC under Wally in Calgary then 2 years in BC; 1998 as assistant OC/QBC and backup QB and 1999 as receivers coach. Then he was hired as a HC a position he held for 7 years. His final 4 years in Regina he went 11-7 then 3 straight 9-9 campaigns before the Riders cleaned house. Somewhat similar to Vic Rapp in BC he just couldn't get the club to the next level. Since leaving the Riders he's added another decade of experience to his reaume with stops at U of Buffalo, Central Florida and the past 2 years with the Miami Dolphins. In theory he should be much better prepared to be a successful CFL HC today than he was when he left Saskatchewan after the 2006 season.
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Kerry Joseph now out as OC. Staying where he is.

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Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:59 pm

Sir Purrcival wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Anthony Calvillo?
I would be shocked :shock:

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It appears the HC announcement tomorrow will demonstrate how much influence Joe Mack will have in Alouetteville.... Considering the train wreck he was part of in Winnipeg, Montreal fans could be in for a heap of trouble.

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Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:37 pm

Rich Stubler possibly

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Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:16 pm

If the 'Cats can bring in June Jones... well good ol' Kavis called that and is to name this guy:

https://www.tsn.ca/als-may-hire-former- ... n-1.948737

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B.C.FAN wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:18 pm


We follow this with interest. Although one has little faith in Kavis Reed.

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Toppy Vann wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:16 pm
If the 'Cats can bring in June Jones... well good ol' Kavis called that and is to name this guy:

https://www.tsn.ca/als-may-hire-former- ... n-1.948737
Mike Sherman? Hmmmm ... had some success with Green Bay. Recently with a high school team. His CFL salary will pale in comparison to the NFL. But it will surely beat an American high school. LOL
Sherman is best known for coaching the Packers from 2000-2005. He finished with a 57-39 record in his six years in Green Bay, leading the team to three division titles, four playoff appearances, and two NFC Divisional Round games.
Sherman's most recent coaching gig was at Nauset Regional High School in Massachusetts, resigning in May after two seasons and a 4-18 record.
Hmmmm ... Can't coach high school, but can coach CFL? Moving between college, high school, the CFL and the NFL ... This fan would not say never to any transition and success. But success in one does not mean success in another. Sherman is no guarantee of success in the CFL. Don Matthews was hugely successful in American high schools, and obviously just as successful in the CFL. Tedford has had success in college. His one foray as HC in the CFL did not work out, but it may not all have been on him. One year and out with a 7-11 record.

This CFL fan will be surprised if Kavis shows some good judgment in his capacity as GM.

And whither Anthony Calvillo? Despite all his success as a QB, one always felt he worked in his own bubble. Little interaction with others. He hardly seems of the temperament to be a coach.
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Herb Z saying this too:

So if the @MTLAlouettes do introduce Mike Sherman as their new head coach today, that’d mean 3/4 teams in the East will be led by former NFL head coaches. The 4th — Ottawa’s Rick Campbell — his father was an NFL (and CFL) head coach. #CFL

This is a risk. Hiring US coaches with no CFL experience has been always hit or miss and more often miss. I think this is a mistake. Montreal's team is old and not very good and bringing in a big name ex NFL coach I doubt will change it. The CFL game is total different. May be another Dale Hawkins.

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https://www.cfl.ca/2017/12/20/als-hire- ... ead-coach/

Nothing wrong with his resume. He has punched the card at all the appropriate places.

“We went through a thorough selection process, but from the beginning, we knew that Mike was the man for the job. We liked his vision of the team and his expectations”, said Alouettes’ General Manager Kavis Reed. “He has experience as a head coach at the professional level and he will know how to motivate his players and push them to perform to their full potential.” -- Kavis Reed

High school, college, or the pros, this fan sees motivation as part of the necessary job skills. We saw what June Jones was able to do in Hamilton.

“My goal is to bring passion and accountability that our fans will see when the team plays this season. We need to give Montrealers a competitive team that strives to be at a championship level in everything we do as a team and as an organization. I am looking forward to talking to the players and hear their thoughts about this upcoming season." -- Mike Sherman

This fan kind of likes the hire. Sherman has vast experience and notable success at the pro level. We will see how it shakes out. No guarantees.

After an NFL salary, and then a high school salary (almost an honorarium after the NFL heydays), he is somewhere in between now in the CFL. A guy has to work. LOL

This fan respects his decision to work at the high school level, albeit without success. That is certainly the grass roots. Don Matthews learned his craft coaching high school in the Pacific Northwest, in his case, with great success.
John Madden's Team Policies: Be on time. Pay attention. Play like hell on game day.

Jimmy Johnson's Game Keys: Protect the ball. Make plays.

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