Mike Sherman gets multi-year deal from Alouettes

Mike Sherman’s contract seems to be in line with others around the East Division.

The 63-year-old former NFL head coach agreed to a deal that’s two years plus a team option, per sources.

Hamilton handed June Jones a three-year pact earlier in December for turning around the Ticats in 2017 while Marc Trestman came on board for three years in Toronto last February. Redblacks head man Rick Campbell agreed to an extension this spring that’s set to keep him in Ottawa through 2020.

Sherman joins Jones and Trestman as East Division rivals who have NFL head coach experience. The Alouettes bench boss guided the Green Bay for six years from 2000-2005 compiling a 61-47 record, leading the Packers to four playoff berths including three straight NFC North Division titles. Jones had a 22-36 record and one NFC Wild Card playoff appearance while in Atlanta from 1994-1996. Trestman went 13-19 in two seasons with the Chicago Bears 2013 and 2014.

Jones and Trestman turned around their respective teams and the Alouettes are looking for the same from Sherman.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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10 Comments on Mike Sherman gets multi-year deal from Alouettes

  1. blackgold56 // December 21, 2017 at 10:06 am //

    Nice move by Reed. Looking forward to seeing what Coordinators are named and which direction they go at QB.

  2. Bill deHoog // December 21, 2017 at 10:19 am //

    I think a positive move for Als.
    Hopefully a fully competitive east division this year

  3. I like it, obviously he’ll need to surround himself with people familiar with the cfl but bringing in new people with his type of background can only help the cfl’s credibility.

  4. I’ll take a wait & see attitude. Trestman’s success shouldn’t be a surprise. June Jones had some good talent on the roster & injuries played a part in their bad start – pretty much all their starting receivers were gone early. The Als have a lot of questions on their roster. Trestman was a huge succees comining to the Als with no experience in 3 down football. But there was also Bart Andrus, Pete Kettela, also an ex-Packer coach, & most recently Dan Hawkins with the Als. All hyped visitors from the US, all spectacular failures. Jones has a much better chance to build on his initial success. Sherman is a 50-50 play at best IMO.

  5. IMO, first 8 games 2018 may be difficult. But depending on QB, could reduce “learning curve ” to CFL. Reserve judgement on QB Durant. Believe 2 good years possible. But really, team need extreme make-over. All other east teams will be very tough.

  6. the season will tank and be over in a matter of weeks if they bring back Durant…total liability…Sherman has ties with Manziel who loves a good party town (Montreal)….would be very odd to see Johnny Bratty in an Als uniform, but stranger things have happened (breast implants, space travel, the Gliebermans)

    • Steve Borsa // December 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm //

      YeH, Durant could be damaged goods. Certainly not the future. Better to revamp completely. 2018 slow progress, but then 2019 very good IMO.

  7. This can go either way… June Jones walked into a disaster without a QB. Similar situation and he did an outstanding. Trestman did the obvious and got Ricky Ray going. That was his big coaching mark. Alouettes are like Hamilton… less to work with than June Jones had.

  8. QB is the issue, not Herman. Even if Montreal was able to trade for Manziel, he is not a settled, experienced CFL QB, not someone to build a team around. Neither is Durant at the moment, Lulay woualthough Herman might be able to reinforce him. Who else? Lulay could be the guy for a couple of years. Who else? Collaros? How much money would he demand?

  9. Good deal for Als if they give Sherman the time he deserves. Guys given half a season to get things going is not enough. By the end of 2 years the Als and Sherman will both know by then if things are getting turned around and going in the right direction.

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