Rich Stubler in the running to be Alouettes head coach: report

An old comrade could become Kavis Reed’s choice to be Montreal’s next head coach, according to Miguel Bujold of La Presse.

There are only two candidates left for the Alouettes head coach position, and one of these two men may well be Rich Stubler. He was the Edmonton Eskimos defensive coordinator when Reed began his playing career as a defensive back in the mid-90s, and the two men have remained friends since that time. What seems more and more clear is that Stubler is still in the running for the position of head coach.

Stubler has been a defensive coordinator for the Ticats, Argos, Eskimos and Stampeders. He was a head coach for one year in Toronto going 4-6 during the 2008 season before he was let go.

Bujold reported that another defensive coach was seriously considered for the Als job.

Greg Quick had two interviews. His candidacy was not retained.

Quick was the linebackers coach in 2017 and assumed defensive coordinator responsibilities after Noel Thorpe was fired in September.

Regardless of who the new Montreal bench boss is Bujold expects an announcement in the coming days.

Barring a last-minute turnaround, the Alouettes should finally announce the identity of their new driver in the coming days.