Reinebold's contract not extended by Als for 2013 | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

MONTREAL -- Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp and head coach Marc Trestman Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp and head coach Marc Trestman announced on Tuesday that defensive coordinator Jeff Reinebold will not be back with the team in 2013

The club indicated that it will not extend his contract, which expires at the end of the year, for next season.

Under Reinebold's watch, the Als allowed 489 points for an average of 27.2 points-per-game, the best total in the East Division.

Despite the Alouettes finishing first in the East Division, the team struggled on defence and gave up 30 or more points in its first four games, and conceded more than 40 points twice after that.

Reinebold's rookie year on the job wasn't made any easier by a secondary that was ravaged by injuries. Moton Hopkins didn't play at all, while fellow defensive tackles J.P. Bekasiak and Ventrel Jenkins went down during the season.

Defensive end John Bowman also missed a large part of the season.

The Alouettes were eliminated in the Eastern Final by eventual Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts.

Reinebold was a former head coach in Winnipeg. He was hired by the Bombers in 1997 and fired late the following season after compiling a 6-26 record.

The Als were middle of the pack in most defensive categories. The unit racked up 16 interceptions which was fifth best in the league and picked up 42 sacks which was fourth best.

However, they did struggle against the pass, allowing 33 touchdowns through the air - the second worst total in the league.

More to come...


Fan Comments
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SHOCKED AGAIN!! 2ND YEAR IN A ROW!! noel thorpe named als new DC!! WHAT? WHY?
November 28, 2012 - 2:19pm
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attention CFL staff: als defensive secondary ravaged by injuries!! NO!! wrong and incorrect that was the season before and rhinebold was at SMU in texas not montreal!!
November 28, 2012 - 2:16pm
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tried and failed so move on!! greg marshall maybe? mike o'shea no thinks als STs were good, tim tibesar BIG FAT NO!! come on HC trestman time to show your stuff your star is fading faster this off season!!
November 28, 2012 - 2:06pm
I hope the Tiger-Cats are paying attention to this. Burris and the offence put up very respectable numbers in pretty much every statistical category, but the team did not get points from wins.
November 28, 2012 - 1:35pm
Hope we can hire someone with a proven record. Two many big plays kills us this year.
November 27, 2012 - 10:24pm
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100% right!! way to many big plays-way to many!!
November 29, 2012 - 9:22am
wow....i'm shocked....not
November 27, 2012 - 9:47pm
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wow....I'm shocked....argos won the GC....YES!!
November 28, 2012 - 2:09pm