Five interesting quotes from the Alouettes introducing Mike Sherman as head coach

Mike Sherman was unveiled as the Alouettes new head coach – sixth in the last six seasons.

There have been many questions about who makes the decisions in Montreal, but owner Andrew Wetenhall made it clear how the hiring of Sherman happened.

“They put in place a hiring process, they identified how they wanted to run it, they reviewed with us the structure, the nature of the candidates they were going to review, how they were going to go through it and they presented us with finalist candidates. Kavis [Reed] and Patrick [Boivin] made a unified, singular recommendation as to who their coach selection was and they asked for ownership’s approval as to that coach,” Andrew Wetenhall. “We have an all-star cast and they’re running this business.”

Sherman’s name was kept out of the headlines throughout the search for a new bench boss in Montreal even though it had been a while since the Alouettes general manager made contact with the former Packers head coach.

“First contact with coach Sherman was about a month and a half ago,” Kavis Reed.

The 63-year-old had three total meetings with Alouettes brass.

“I had an idea about Kavis because he had come down one time to see me. I’ve been up here twice,” Sherman said.

It was clear who will have the final stamp on the coaching staff.

“I will pick the coaches that will coach with me,” Sherman said.

There was no starting quarterback named by Sherman and he doesn’t expect a legend to walk through the door.

“The Brett Favre’s come along once every hundred years,” Sherman said. “I don’t have an anticipation that we have to have that calibre of player to win football games. You look at the talent and you try to get the most you can out of that talent and know what he’s capable of doing, and that’s what we’re going to do.”

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10 Comments on Five interesting quotes from the Alouettes introducing Mike Sherman as head coach

  1. Morty Faerman // December 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm //

    A mix of coordinators with CFL,NCAA & NFL experience would be ideal.

  2. Adam Stocker // December 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm //

    Wish 3Down Nation would stop hiding behind articles by 3Down Staff. It hurts the credibility of the site. I want to know who deserves credit or blame for the pieces on here.

    • greenenvy? // December 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm //

      Why is that important to you? If you don’t like the writer you can discredit him/her? I can see it on an opinion piece but this is just a statement of what the Als brass is putting out there. Give it a rest.

  3. Strongly agree Adam.

  4. Sounds like Andrew Wetenhall is totally clueless clown just like Kavis! “We have an all-star cast and they’re running this business.” The allstars with forensic searches! lmfao
    Team needs to be sold ASAP otherwise it will be nothing but a sinking ship.

    • Gene Upshawed // December 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm //

      Hey is clueless. See especially Kavis Reed. But the best quote was “Kavis [Reed] and Patrick [Boivin] made a unified, singular recommendation as to who their coach selection was and they asked for ownership’s approval as to that coach.”

      Yeah, and then the Calgary D-Coordinator turned you down. Then the second guy did too. Then the third… In fact more “unified, singular recommendations” turned down Montreal than recently turned down the University of Tennessee! Montreal is a joke of a CFL franchise playing in a joke of a college stadium with a joke of a front office that spins like Trump.

  5. Gene I’m pretty sure that Calgary’s DC and Toronto’s DC and BCs Coach were never offered the position. I believe they just pulled themselves out of the selection. An hone table thing to do if your truly not interested in taking the position. Truth be said; Chamblin from Toronto never even interviewed. And that’s what the others that were not interested should have done.

  6. Billinburlington // December 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm //

    I hope Sherman sees Johnny Manziel as a Brett Favre type player- and trades with Hamilton for the rights to Johnny Manziel. The sooner the JK circus leaves the Hammer the better off the Cats will be. A win win for both teams.

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