Former players rise and fall in coaching bids
Sources tell CJAD Sports Mark Washington had an "impressive" job interview in his bid to replace Marc Trestman as head coach of the Als. The former Montreal defensive back has been coaching with the Lions since retiring after the 2007 season and is considered a rising top sideline boss of the future in the CFL.
But another former Alouette with a longer coaching resume' Jacques Chapdelaine declined the opportunity to interview for the job in Florida with GM Jim Popp and owner Robert Wetenhall, according to CJAD sources.
Even a rival player, Calgary's outspoken Nik Lewis tweeted in support of Washington's candidacy.
Early returns in the voting on the Als' poll gave former Redskins head coach more support than the former Alouette player Washington.