February 19, 2013
Alouettes hire ex-NCAA coach Dan Hawkins to replace Trestman
By BRIAN DALY, QMI Agency

Dan Hawkins smiles after being named new head coach of CFL football team Montreal Alouettes, in Montreal, February 19, 2013. (REUTERS)

MONTREAL - After several weeks of interviews, the Montreal Alouettes introduced NCAA veteran coach Dan Hawkins as their 20th head coach on Tuesday.

The boisterous Hawkins, 52, is the former coach at Boise State and Colorado and has been working as an ESPN analyst since 2010.

He replaces two-time Grey Cup winner Marc Trestman, who was named head coach of the Chicago Bears last month.

Hawkins, a California native, posted a 19-39 record with Colorado after a successful run at Boise State, where he recorded a 53-11 mark between 2001 and 2005.

Recently, the animated former sideline boss worked as a football analyst at ESPN.

He opened his press conference in broken French, saying “bon-jour” before adding, “I do not know French but I will learn it.”


The team also announced Tuesday that Mike Miller, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals, will be Hawkins’ assistant coach and offensive co-ordinator.

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