Just as soon as Rich Stubler was thought to be in the running for the Alouettes head coach he was deemed out of it, according to Montreal Gazette reporter Herb Zurkowsky.
Rich Stubler has told two sources he is not #Als’ next head coach.
— Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) December 19, 2017
The 68-year-old is coming off hip surgery.
Stubler has been a defensive coordinator for the Ticats, Argos, Eskimos and Stampeders. He was a head coach for one year in Toronto going 4-6 during the 2008 season before he was let go.
He helped Toronto during free agency before being relieved of his duties with the Argos when Jim Popp and Marc Trestman came in. Stubler was paid by the Argos for the rest of the 2017 season.