Alouettes part ways with defensive coordinator Bob slowik

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The Montreal Alouettes have parted ways with defensive coordinator Bob Slowik, per multiple CFL industry sources.

The 66-year-old Slowik had a contract which was set to expire at the end of this year.

He was hired by former Als head coach Mike Sherman with no prior experience in Canada before the 2019 season. He spent five seasons with Green Bay while Sherman was the bench boss and general manager for the Packers from 2000-2005.

Slowik was the defensive coordinator for one season alongside Sherman in Green Bay and held the same title with the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos over 20-plus years coaching in the NFL.

After a 2004 schedule in which the Packers ranked 25th in yards allowed (over 346 yards per game) while giving up 33 touchdown passes (a team record), Sherman elected to let Slowik go and hire a different defensive coordinator.

The Pittsburgh, PA native was a coach in the NFL from 1992 to 2013. He started as a defensive assistant with the Dallas Cowboys in 1992, part of a Super Bowl winning team.

Last season Montreal allowed 485 points, the third-highest total in the league. Current bench boss Khari Jones had planned to retain Slowik for the 2020 season, but after it was cancelled, plans have changed for potential return to play in 2021.

Khan is a host, reporter and producer for TSN Montreal 690 and does play-by-play for McGill University.