According to Alouettes radio analyst and CFL podcaster Davis Sanchez, former Calgary Stampeders defensive backs coach Kahlil Carter will be the defensive coordinator under new Montreal head coach Mike Sherman.
Mike Sherman’s Defensive Co -ordinator will be Ex Stamps DB coach Kalil Carter
Carter led the CFL ‘s best pass defence last 2 years and is a former #Alouettes player. Sherman wants coaches with CFL experience. Carter is young and known to be sharp this looks like a no brainer
— SanchezDavis2 (@DavisSanchez) December 23, 2017
Calgary’s defence did allow the fewest touchdowns and yards against through the air this year but the Stampeders abruptly cut ties with Carter just a few days after they lost 27-24 to the Toronto Argonauts in the Grey Cup game. Quarterback Ricky Ray threw for 297 yards, including a 100-yard touchdown pass to Devier Posey – the longest in the championship game’s history – and engineered the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.
Carter has three seasons of positional coach experience in the CFL and has been in the coaching racket for almost a decade, including stints as a defensive coordinator in the Arena league. He’s been considered one of the up-and-coming young coaches in the league, though “no-brainer” might be a wee bit strong.
Of course, winning games with Calgary’s personnel and coaching staff is one thing but running the show in Montreal is a different challenge altogether: the Alouettes were last in points allowed and just about every other major defensive statistical category as well last season.
Here’s an interview Carter did with Nik Lewis during the Grey Cup.