NFL coaches aiming at Als' job
Even if Chris Jones had not upped the antee with the Argos, it is quite possible the Alouettes would have focused their head coaching search where it seems to be headed anyway: to current and former NFL assistants.
NFL sources tell CJAD there is at least 1 current NFL assistant and a former NFL assistant who would like interviews with Jim Popp and owner Robert Wetenhall which are likly to begin this weekend.
The Als asked for permission to speak with 6 CFL assistants including Jones, a fiery and charismatic defensive guru who learned the CFL game under Don Mathews here in Montreal before moving on to Calgary and Toronto.
While the identity of the potential "next Trestman" candidates is not known, they will have to have considerable offensive expertise or be willing to draw on a solid CFL mind to work closely and call plays for Anthony Calvillo.
AC has not called his own players for years and has vowed he'll never do it again, or even ask his own quarterbacks to call their own plays should Calvillo become a coach in the future.