Montreal Allouts fired defensive line coach Todd Howard on Sunday night.
The club announced in a press release that Greg Quick will now take over from Howard. The replacement was previously an assistant in the defense and specialized departments.
“We want to thank Todd Aloyts for everything he has done over the last few years. We wanted to make this change for the betterment of the team. Greg Quick’s experience and defensive skill will allow us to make this change at this time of the season,” head coach Cary Jones said in his company letter.
Howard was hired in 2018 with Sparrows. Previously, he worked with the Saskatchewan Row Riders (2013-2014) and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2015-2017). The 56-year-old has also coached in the NFL and NCAA.
Selected in the third round of the 1987 NFL Draft (ranked 73rd overall). The Texas native played football in NFL Europe for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Barcelona Dragons.
The Allouts have been facing some setbacks recently, including a 30 to 27 downgrade against the Argonauts on Friday night in Toronto.
This is the second consecutive loss for the Jones team. They have maintained a 2-4 record so far in 2021. Defensively, “Alls” are seventh with 154 points. However, they are second only to quarterbacks (16).
The Bemi Province team returns to the field next Saturday, when they visit the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton.