SHERBROOKE, QC -- Two weeks into training camp, Marc-Olivier Brouillette is in the thick of a battle for a new starting position within the Alouettes defence.
But the former Université de Montréal quarterback-turned-linebacker now competing at safety is ready for the new challenge.
Following a season which saw the Alouettes new-look defence under defensive coordinator Noel Thorpe lead the CFL in most defensive categories — Brouillette himself having a career campaign with 31 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery — the Montreal-native got right back to work, ready to build off of his 2013 numbers.
"After reviewing the whole season, it became obvious that on a personal level, I left a lot out there," explained the versatile defender who nevertheless excelled last season when called on to fill in for injured starting linebacker Kyries Hebert.
"There were a lot of plays that I could have made that just got away from me, correctable things — the fundamentals — tackling especially, and that’s