Timing not right for Cahoon and Alouettes
Als' General Manager Jim Popp says he's had multiple talks with former Alouette Ben Cahoon, whose two-year tenure as a coach at BYU has come to an end.
"He has four young daughters and at this stage it doesn't look like things willl work out for Ben to come to our team," said Popp. "We would have loved for him to be a coach in Montreal but for family reasons it's probably just not going to happen."
Popp said he believes it's Cahoon's intention to one day return to the CFL in a coaching capacity, but "I don't think he was planning for it to be this early."
As far as the team's vacant head coaching situation is concerned, Popp said talks have become more serious with "maybe two" candidates. Popp confirmed that both former U.S. college coach Dan Hawkins and former Arizona Cardinals' assistant coach Mike Miller are very much in the running for the job.
"It's not just about THE head coach, it's about the staff and how strong a staff we can put together," said Popp. "We've given multiple coaches a chance to present that to us. We're getting close to finalzing this thing."