Less than five months after his appointment to the post of head of the offensive line, Marcel Bellefeuille has accepted the position of head coach of the Gee-Gees in Ottawa. A new one, which is no surprise within the group of coaches with the Alouettes.
“Marcel is an excellent coach. He is experienced in most, stressed on Friday the assistant to the head coach, André Bolduc, at a video conference. It has a nice personality. “
“Coaches like him, it is certain that they will have opportunities. These are guys coveted. This is not a surprise because Ottawa is his hometown. It will also continue its work while doing it in his city. “
According to the Quebec, Bellefeuille has needed two weeks of reflection before making his decision with his new team and the Alouettes.
“From the start of the coach of the Gee-Gees, I thought of Marcel. I said to myself that if the leaders are smart, they will give him a call. At the same time, we were in preparation for the offensive at a rate of two times per week.
“Internally, it does not pose a question on his approach. We took care of our business. The uncertainty of our season has certainly facilitated the decision of Marcel. “
With the situation of the pandemic and the uncertainty of a season in 2020, the Alouettes have decided to take their time to hire a replacement to Bellefeuille. Because of his family situation, Luc Brodeur-Jourdain would not be in the list of candidates.
The names of former Alouettes Scott Flory and Bryan Chiu, have circulated in the last days.
This week, the canadian League has announced that its season 2020 will not begin before 1 September. With the guidelines issued in several provinces for the upcoming summer season, it had become predictable.
“It was the best decision to take. I saw it coming this news with all that was going on in Quebec, including the closures of schools and universities, stressed Bolduc. I do not see how we could go to Montreal.
“We adapted to it. We are all in the same boat. “
A formula that pleases
After the videoconference to the commissioner Randy Ambrosie, the head coach Khari Jones has sent a text message to the president Mario Cecchini. He wrote that the Grey Cup game 2020 would be held in Montreal.
He was referring to the formula that has been adopted for the venue of the final of the CFL.
“With this formula, it is less complicated,” added Bolduc. It gives a chance to everyone.
“All the teams would have an equal chance. One would have a higher purpose than usual. If you realize at the end, you can have the home field advantage.
“It’s huge to be able to play at home for the Grey cup. It is very rare that it happens in football. “