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MONTREAL -- As far as their Week 8 matchup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders is concerned, the Montreal Alouettes have a new starting quarterback.

According to Didier Ormejuste of RDS, the Alouettes will start Alex Brink under centre in favour of Troy Smith on Saturday night.

Smith, 30, hasn’t lived up to expectations through six games this season, completing just 49.7 per cent of his passes for 1,873 yards, 13 touchdowns, nine

interceptions and a QB rating of 72.6.

Last season saw Smith take over Montreal’s QB situation in Week 17, and played well enough down the stretch to earn the starters title heading into this year’s training camp.

Brink, meanwhile, will make his first start since Week 19 of the 2012 season. Now in his fourth CFL season, the former Bombers QB thrown for 2,604 yards, 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

The Washington State product has thrown 23 passes this season, completing nine of them for 60 yards and one interception.

According to Ormejuste, Jonathan Crompton is now listed second on the team's depth chart, while Tanner Marsh is listed third. Ormejuste also reported that the Alouettes are trying to put Smith on the 6-game injury list, but Smith doesn't want to and he isn't too pleased with the situation.

Fan Comments
Joe Mack was high on Brink. Lets hope he was right on this one.
August 13, 2014 - 2:56am
Only if the Riders are already looking toward BC the next week.
August 12, 2014 - 2:16pm
als rule
@RX: you wish!!
August 12, 2014 - 7:34pm
The Als seem to be this year's Bombers. They even have one of the same qbs in their qb carousel. Anyone think the Als are going to knock off the Riders with any of the qbs they have now?
August 11, 2014 - 11:02pm
als rule
GTC: YES of course!!
August 12, 2014 - 7:37pm
Cause you know, Brink has had such great success in the CFL in the past. At least give Marsh or Crompton a chance.
August 11, 2014 - 10:18pm
And the circus continues! Don't think that having Brink start is going to result in a W on the road in Riderville!
August 11, 2014 - 7:43pm
small town argo
And the saga continues and the Troy Smith era ends. This team is pathetic.
August 11, 2014 - 7:38pm
als rule
@STA: NO!! what's pathetic is the Toronto Argonauts having an owner who's the Vancouver lions owner along with lord knows how many ex-montreal alouette football operations staff, coaches, players etc are in T.O!!
August 13, 2014 - 4:58pm
Starting Alex Brink! Can't believe it???????
August 11, 2014 - 6:24pm
So not only do they make Erik Campbell the scape goat but put the blame on Troy Smith as well, by demoting him for the errors made by the entire offense. Isn't the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the guy getting the big bucks .... The Alouettes HC ! Until that happens nothing is going to change !
August 11, 2014 - 5:45pm
als rule
@FBF54: WHAT?!! erik Campbell?!!
August 11, 2014 - 9:21pm