Berry plans for life without Marshall

Winnipeg Blue Bomber defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall.

Winnipeg Blue Bomber defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall.

KIRK PENTON

, Last Updated: 9:35 AM ET

Doug Berry isn't a big believer in what-ifs.

That doesn't mean he hasn't thought about life after Greg Marshall.

Marshall, the Bombers defensive co-ordinator, is still in the running for the Montreal Alouettes head coaching job. The Gazette reported yesterday that Marshall has been invited back for a second interview.

"He's been led to believe that," Berry said. "I'm not sure that's going to happen or not, but we'll find out. All it takes is for somebody to come in and enamour you and that's the end. I've seen it happen to me before."

If Marshall does end up getting that second interview and bolting for Winnipeg's East Division rival, Berry will be left to find a new co-ordinator to take over one of the league's top units.

"I'm not talking to anybody, but you always think about the what-ifs," Berry said. "You start to just think about it, but I'm a guy that doesn't want to spend a lot of time thinking about all those things until it's time to."

Berry believes a decision will be made quickly, but he's not champing at the bit to have the situation settled. He noted that last year he didn't have an offensive co-ordinator until mid-March.

Marshall was in Portland, Ore., yesterday on a family matter and couldn't be reached for comment.

Other candidates for the Montreal job include Toronto Argonauts offensive co-ordinator Steve Buratto, Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive co-ordinator Richie Hall and Marc Trestman, a former NFL assistant who, coincidentally, was a guest instructor at Football Manitoba's Super Clinic in April -- along with Marshall.

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