Danny Maciocia did meet with Alouettes president Patrick Boivin, but it had nothing to do with Montreal’s vacant head coaching position.
The 50-year-old University of Montreal Carabins bench boss was discussing Quebec university initiatives and how to further those efforts in relation to the Alouettes. That’s it, that’s all.
Maciocia turned down an offer from the Als to become the team’s president last December. He described the hiring process and what went into his decision to ultimately stay at the University of Montreal in a Q&A with 3DownNation.
It’s important that we in Montreal have a [Alouettes] football team that is a winner not only on the field, but off the field. And I think if we have that we all benefit from it,” Maciocia said.
The Carabins lost in the Dunsmore Cup game to archrival Laval, but Montreal remains one of the top Canadian university football programs in the country. Maciocia has extensive CFL experience with the Alouettes and Eskimos. He won a Grey Cup as Edmonton’s head coach in 2005 and spent three seasons as general manager there.