Berry's return Canadianizes Hawk, eh?
Coach Hawkins jokes if he has a heart attack, there are plenty of experienced coaching candidates to take over for him.
In fact on the lengthy table of assistants to the left and right of the Als' new coach the only man on his staff with previous CFL head-coaching experience was Doug Berry, the only one not given the title of "coach".
The former Winnipeg head coach and longtime Alouettes' offensive line coach and offensive coordinator is brought back to Montreal as "Senior Advisor" to the Head Coach.
Berry joined the Als back in 1999 and served under head coaches ranging from Charlie Taafe to Rod Rust and Don Mathews before being promoted by the Blue Bombers in 2006.
He won't just be looking over his former offensive line duties, though the smiles on the faces of some of his war horses like Scott Flory (second only to Calvillo in seniority among players) and current Als' scout Uzooma Okeke (pictured to the right of Coach Berry) suggests they wouldn't mind that at all.
Berry tells CJAD he'll have the freedom to dabble in any and every area of the club's preparation to ensure none of the CFL newcomers on the staff are overlooking the niceties of the Canadian game.
Listen to Doug Berry 1-on-1 with CJAD's Rick Moffat about his football homecoming.