CFL: Alou­ettes fire head coach Chapde­laine

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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.

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