Long-time CFL defensive guru Rich Stubler is in Ontario and Tuesday underwent a minor hip procedure, per sources.
The 68-year-old was erroneously reported to have been in Montreal, which wasn’t the case. He had a full hip replacement last year and needed a small repair.
Stubler and Kavis Reed have a respect for one another, but there are philosophical differences between them.
He helped Toronto during free agency before being relieved of his duties with the Argos when Jim Popp and Marc Trestman came in. Stubler is being paid by the Argos for the rest of the 2017 season. That means the Alouettes would have to be granted permission to speak with Stubler about any potential role.
His first coaching job in the CFL came in 1983. Except for 2001 and 2002 when Stubler was the defensive coordinator for the Arena league’s Detroit Fury, he’s been coaching or around the CFL.