Als' former QB prospect back to coach AC
Ryan Dinwiddie once wanted Anthony Calvillo's job. Eight years later he's one of AC's many new bosses, joining the beefed up staff of Head Coach Dan Hawkins as Offensive Quality Control Coach.
He's well-positioned to tell Calvillo about the new head coach "Thunder Dan" as his players called him in US college.
In 2005 Als' GM Jim Popp signed the former Boise State star quarterback (he'd thrown for a Division 1-A record passing efficiency of 168.9) who hoped to get a shot at the job of Montreal's 33-year old passer who took Montreal to a loss in the Grey Cup that year.
Calvillo is of course now the alltime leading passer in pro football history, while Dinwiddie followed former Als' assistant Doug Berry to Winnipeg and as fate would have it, have his own opportunity to thrust into a Grey Cup starting role due to injury.
Dinwiddie will turn 33 in the days after the 101st Grey Cup, by which time AC will be 41 perhaps still several years away from becoming the oldest quarterback to ever win a CFL championship (Damon Allen holds the record at 44---Calvillo's personal trainer Scott Suter has vowed to get him that record.)