As the NFL regular season approaches, the CFL campaign is in full swing, and one Canadian club is having a rather drama-filled 2014.
The CFL’s Montreal Alouettes — who you may well know as Chad Johnson’s current team — have had one busy Monday.
First, the club announced several coaching staff changes. Ex-NFL and CFL quarterback Jeff Garcia, hired as a consultant last week, is now the quarterbacks coach. The Alouettes also tabbed ex-Boise State quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie as offensive coordinator and ex-Bengals quarterback Turk Schonert as wide receivers coach.
Then, later Monday came news of a quarterback change. According to Didier Orméjuste of RDS.ca, the Als have benched 2006 Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith in favor of Alex Brink. What’s more, Orméjuste reports the Alouettes want to place Smith on the six-game injured list — but Smith is said to be against the move.
As for Johnson: He departed Friday’s loss to Edmonton with a possible concussion, according to the Montreal Gazette.