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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that offensive coordinator Rick Worman has been relieved of his duties.

The news comes just three months after Worman was hired by Alouettes head coach Tom Higgins as the team's new offensive boss.

A former quarterback with the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders, Worman returned to the CFL after coaching quarterbacks with the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils last season.

In 2012, he served as a scout for the Ottawa REDBLACKS, and was the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' running backs coach before that. He spent seven seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, working as a West Coast Scout for four years before joining the coaching staff as the quarterbacks coach in 2007 and adding the title of offensive coordinator in 2008.

Prior to joining the Eskimos, Worman spent time as the head coach of the Arena Football League 2's Fresno Frenzy in 2002 and the offensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2001.

That season, the Bombers led the league in virtually every offensive category en route to a 14-4 record and a Grey Cup appearance.

His coaching career includes three Grey Cup appearances and two Grey Cup championships. He has previously coached former CFL MVP quarterbacks Ricky Ray and Khari Jones.

Fan Comments
tabbiefanmcb
Yup Great pick there Als! From what I hear it isn't his coaching credentials, or even butting heads with the HC or GM. Try "conduct unbecoming an officer" - uh make that coach! LOL!
June 10, 2014 - 9:32pm
als rule
@TFmcb: as usual your way way off with your hearing!!
June 12, 2014 - 3:46pm
 
Verbilion
Does anyone in Montreal's management know what to do with the team now that AC is retired. It just seems they expected things to be the same as the years gone by. Tressman and Milanovich seemed to leave just as AC was due to retire. Coincidence?
June 10, 2014 - 8:24pm
Wheelers31
Frankly, I don't think Milanovich and Trestman leaving has anything to do with Calvillo. AC could have played for a couple more years if he had not been concussed. Milanovich was seduced by the Toronto brass, and Trestman got his dream job in Chicago. If anything, Popp has been adventurous in planning for the future, and willing to try something new like Hawkins. Sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn't -as Chief Dan George might say.
June 10, 2014 - 9:49pm
als rule
@V: 1st question answer is YES!! 2nd question "the same" answer NO!! 3rd question "coincidence" NO!! milanovich left a year before trestman left and 2 years before AC got hurt and retired!! the choices either by OWNER mr. wetenhall or GM/VP popp were disasters. that's the problem WRONG CHOICES!!
June 10, 2014 - 10:29pm
 
GoTi-Cats
I wonder what kinds of credentials you have to have to be the OC for the Larks? Apparently these aren't good enough: "Worman spent time ... [as] the offensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2001. That season, the Bombers led the league in virtually every offensive category en route to a 14-4 record and a Grey Cup appearance. His coaching career includes three Grey Cup appearances and two Grey Cup championships. He has previously coached former CFL MVP quarterbacks Ricky Ray and Khari Jones."
June 10, 2014 - 5:26pm
als rule
@GTC: I think it has nothing to do with worman's credentials BUT some how more to do with butting major/major heads with HC higgins as GM popp took the lead in firing worman!!
June 10, 2014 - 5:38pm
 
als rule
better to fire in TC than during the regular season like last year!! never liked worman or wanted him on the als staff to begin with!! who's the next OC?!! is dinwiddle ready for that reponsibility as OC?!!
June 10, 2014 - 1:38pm
 
small town argo
Worman was a terrible hire to begin with so this actually is probably good for the Als. Though Dinwiddie doesn't spark much excitement either.
June 10, 2014 - 11:06am
als rule
@STA: NO disagreement here!!
June 10, 2014 - 2:57pm
 
Wheelers31
Montreal has had a tough time with offensive coaching since Milanovich left for the Argos, and Marc Trestment went to the Chicago Bears. They are hard acts to follow. What is good about this announcement is that seemingly Popp and Higgins are on the same page, and will comment together today. Was it Worman's scheme or his personality that was the problem? If the latter, there is a better chance for continuity with someone in house taking over.
June 10, 2014 - 8:28am
als rule
@W31: true!! clashes with HC higgins most likely!!
June 10, 2014 - 6:40pm
 
Juggernot
Trouble in the henhouse already?

Could be a gong show in Lark Land this year!!
June 09, 2014 - 10:01pm
als rule
@Jhead: watch out once the henhouse gets it's head on right hopefully this season!!
June 10, 2014 - 6:40pm
 
alz rule
What a gong show!! lol!!
June 09, 2014 - 10:00pm
als rule
@AZ: enjoy while it lasts!!
June 10, 2014 - 6:26pm