Alouettes offered OC job to Bombers QB coach Buck Pierce

Montreal was spurned by former CFL quarterback and current Bombers quarterbacks coach Buck Pierce for the Alouettes offensive coordinator job, according to Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Pierce has spent four seasons with the Bombers as a coach, two overseeing the quarterbacks after working with the running backs for a pair of years. Under Pierce, Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols has put up career-best numbers two campaigns in a row. He’s seen as a rising offensive mind in the league.

The 36-year-old retired as a player in 2013, he spent nine seasons with the Lions and Bombers amassing 15,289 yards, 76 touchdowns against 63 interceptions completing over 64 per cent of his passes and added 1,684 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns in 130 games, 67 of which he started.

Fellow former CFL quarterback Khari Jones was named the Alouettes offensive coordinator.