University of Montreal head coach Danny Maciocia met with Alouettes president Patrick Boivin, according to Jonathan Guay.
Selon ce qu'on me dit… Danny Maciocia aurait rencontré le président des Alouettes Patrick Boivin. / Sources tell me that Danny Maciocia met with Alouettes' president Patrick Boivin.
— Jonathan Guay (@JoGuay919) November 22, 2017
The 50-year-old turned down an offer from the Montreal Alouettes to become the team’s president last December. Maciocia described the hiring process and what went into his decision to ultimately stay at the University of Montreal for the 2017 season in a Q&A with 3DownNation.
“I’m always open to listening, I’m never going to close any doors. The timing and fit has to be right for both parties, I don’t think it can only be right for one, and clearly this time around it wasn’t, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it can’t be. So moving forward if the opportunity presents itself, I’d be willing to listen, absolutely,” Maciocia said. “I was comfortable with the whole process. It’s important that we in Montreal have a football team that is a winner not only on the field, but off the field. And I think if we have that we all benefit from it.”
Maciocia’s Carabins lost in the Dunsmore Cup game to archrival Laval, but Montreal remains one of the top Canadian university football programs in the country. He won a Grey Cup as Edmonton’s head coach in 2005 and spent three seasons as the Eskimos general manager.