Posts Tagged ‘Montreal Alouettes’

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More tough news for the Alouettes as slotback Jamel Richardson has been lost for the remainder of the 2013 season. J-Rich suffered a torn LCL and ACL in his left knee during practice on Sunday and will require surgery. The expected recovery time for the injury is 9 to 12 months.

Despite a dip in production last season and numbers that reflect the Als’ slow start this year (197 yards in 5 games), Optimus Prime still has the most receiving yards in the CFL since joining Montreal in 2008.

*updated through Week 6

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                                        Games
Dan Hawkins (2013)             5
Jim Eddy (1981)                      6   (finished 1981 season as interim HC)
Darrell Mudra (1966)                14  (1 full season)
Rod Rust (2001)                      17*
Bob Price (1996)                     18  (1 full season)
-Among 20 Alouettes Head Coaches Since 1946
 
*Jim Popp replaced Rust for final game of 2001 regular season
 
This is the Als’ 5th in-season head coaching change in franchise history and
3rd time Popp has been named the replacement: 2001-Rod Rust (fired),
2006-Don Matthews (health issues), 2013-Dan Hawkins (fired).
 
Also of note, this is the earliest dismissal of a CFL head coach to start a season since Greg Marshall was let go by Hamilton following an 0-4 start in 2006.
 
Trivia Question: When was the last time a head coach was fired during the season following a victory?
Answer: Greg Mohns in 2000. BC fired him on August 19th following a 36-26 win over the Argos 2 days earlier.
Mohns was replaced by Steve Buratto, and oddly enough, the Lions went on to win the Grey Cup that year!

Calvillo_Black_and_WhiteAls’ 20-year CFL veteran Anthony Calvillo avoided the club’s first 0-3 start at home since 1972 by leading his second 4th Quarter Comeback of the 2013 season.

AC improved his record in 4th Quarter Comeback Opportunities this season to 2-2, while Eskimos’ Mike Reilly dropped his first clutch QB decision of the campaign.

Reilly led the green & gold 74 yards downfield, but running back John White was ultimately denied on the game’s final play as the Als held on for the 32-27 victory.

Since 2011, Calvillo is tied with Kevin Glenn for the most 4th Quarter Comebacks in the CFL (5).

 

Week 5 Results:

Anthony Calvillo, MTL – 4QC Win + GWD vs. EDM

Mike Reilly, EDM – 4QC Loss at MTL

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ANTHONY CALVILLO

THIS SEASON (THROUGH WEEK 3)

QB RATING                                69.0                 8th

COMPLETION %                         58.6                 7th

PASSING YARDS                         590                  6th

PASS YDS/GAME                       196.7                 7th

PASS YDS/ATTEMPT                    6.0                  9th

30-YARD COMPLETIONS                2                    8th

TOUCHDOWNS                            3                   T-6th

INTERCEPTIONS                          4                   T-7th

TURNOVERS                               6                     9th

*NOT RANKED IN TOP 5 IN ANY CATEGORY

> RANKINGS AMONG 9 STARTING QUARTERBACKS

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WINNIPEG                     5

HAMILTON                       5

MONTREAL                    4

TORONTO                        3

EDMONTON                     3

B.C.                               2

CALGARY                        2

SASKATCHEWAN              2

TOTAL: 13 back-to-backs (only 4 in 2012)

Bombers have 3 straight back-to-back series from Week 8-13 (Week 8-9 vs. HAM, Week 10-11 vs. SSK, Week 12-13 vs. EDM)

Alouettes start the season with 2 back-to-backs (Week 1-2 vs. WPG, Week 3-4 vs. CGY)

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