CFL: Alouettes fire head coach Chapdelaine
MONTREAL— The Alouettes have fired head coach Jacques Chapdelaine and defensive co-ordinator and assistant head coach Noel Thorpe. The team says general manager Kavis Reed will serve as head coach until the end of the season. Quarterbacks coach Anthony Calvillo will take over offensive co-ordinator duties while defensive line coach Greg Quick will handle the defence. The Alouettes are 3-8, have lost four games in a row and sit third in the weak CFL East Division. The moves come a day after team co-owner Andrew Wetenhall warned there may be changes if the club does not start winning and make the playoffs for the first time in three years. Chapdelaine was promoted to interim head coach when Jim Popp was removed last September with the team mired in last place at 3-9. Chapdelaine was the team’s fourth head coach since Marc Trestman’s five-year stint ended after the 2012 season. Neither Chapdelaine, Dan Hawkins, Tom Higgins or Popp could produce a consistent winner.