Calvillo "Re-Surfaces"

http://www.rds.ca/football/alouettes/la-deuxième-carrière-amorcée-1.1113407

In addition to scouting/evaluation work is was around the free agent process to develop understanding of the business side of the game. He indicated that he does eventually plan to coach.

If he wants to lead a non nomadic life like I assume he does then I hope he has his eye on front office training during his internship period and ultimate entry job.

He lives in Montreal, wants to stay there, loves the Als, been around ball all his life, is a smart guy ( I think) and in 5-10 years could be running the joint. If he's only a coach what does he do when he gets fired? And he will. And what HC will want to come into this group and is handcuffed to him and who is hot-wired to the current ownership group? Player icons very seldom have a happy ending after going into coaching. I mean what is an outside HC going to do with a 20 year legend in his town? What if Higgins thinks Calvillo not up for it after next year? That's a career ender for Higgins. He's handcuffed to Calvillo

Some may point to Dickenson but he's not a Calgary Icon by any stretch. He's played on 5 different teams in two different leagues.

Management job for Anthony I say.

Dans le 'Ournal de ce matin, Pierre Durocher a mentionné que Calvillo a fait du travail de dépistage au cours des dernières semaines, particulièrement en révisant des bandes vidéo des parties des équipes universitaires canadiennes. Je crois donc que Calvillo travaille présentement sur deux plans : le dépistage et l'entraînement. Cela rejoint l'observation d'HfxTC à l'effet que si Calvillo veut vraiment une carrière à long terme dans le giron du football, il sait qu'il doit avoir plus à offrir que la seule capacité d'entraîneur.

Calvillo est un gars très intelligent. Il a de nombreuses cordes à son arc et je ne crois pas qu'il sera sans travail longtemps quoi qui se passe dans sa vie. C'est quelqu'un qui demeure réaliste, lucide, humain et déterminé. En toutes choses, ses qualités font de lui quelqu'un d'apprécié, que ce soit dans le monde du football ou ailleurs.

Je ne crois pas que Calvillo sera imposé à Higgins, à moins que les Alouettes ne souffrent d'une mauvaise saison en 2014, ou que les quarts ne soient pas adéquatement préparés pour livrer la marchandise.

Nous verrons bien, mais j'aimerais voir Calvillo entraîner les quarts des Alouettes, ne serait-ce que pour avoir un aperçu de ses capacités comme entraîneur.

You know when I say its important for Coach and GM to be based locally. Look at the regional combine and no Jim Popp, no Tom Higgins. Als had Noel, Joey and Jean Marc. Higgins and Popp weren't there, yet Jim makes the decision on who he drafts. Some don't care about those things. I do. Montreal is hosting the regional combine you would expect one of these two individuals to be there. You can scream on rooftops that you support the local football scene and all that but really actions have to follow. I am HUNDRED PER CENT certain Chris Jones will be on site for the Western regional combine when Edmonton hosts it.

Dois-je comprendre que tu trouves que les Alouettes ont mal repêché ces dernières saisons?

And still no news on a Popp contract extension. So it's quite possible that this is his final season as GM, after which Higgins moves upstairs and Thorpe takes over as HC...

I'd be quite content with that end result.

Western combine was held in Edmonton,on Monday,March 17,2014.

Richard

Yeah, I could live with it too.

Thanks Richard

As you would expect both Jones and Hervey were present... I'd have been content with one of HiggyPopp

Monday marked the second consecutive year that Edmonton graciously played host to a Regional Combine, a role that Eskimos general manager Ed Hervey is more than happy to play.

“All in all it was exceptional – we were really proud of the work that we did here and we want to work in conjunction with the League to have an efficient workout and we did that,? Hervey told CFL.ca.

“We got the work in that we needed to and saw the talent that we needed to see. A few young men got an invite to Toronto.?

Pour ma part, je trouve que sauf l'année où ils auraient pu mettre le grappin sur Shawn Gore ou Cory Watson, je trouve que les Alouettes ont en général bien fait au repêchage compte tenu de leur situation.

Aussi, je ne vois pas pourquoi il faudrait partir en peur alors que la situation actuelle ne semble pas poser de problème au final. Nous verrons au repêchage si les Alouettes auront souffert ou pas de l'absence de Popp à ces sessions d'évaluation.

Petite note en passant, le dernier contrat de Popp avait été renouvelé en juin. Pour ma part, je crois qu'il demeure un excellent directeur-général et que l'équipe aurait avantage à le garder à ce poste si ils peuvent s'entendre. Je crois d'ailleurs que ça demeure l'objectif de l'équipe et c'est exactement ce que Weightman a rappelé lors de la présentation des entraîneurs aux média.

Ce que je trouve intéressant dans cette nouvelle, c'est que l'équipe donne une chance à Calvillo de s'initier à l'autre côté de la médaille football dans des fonctions qu'il peut assumer. Il ne faut pas perdre de vue que Calvillo a été un observateur acharné toute sa carrière, alors de le voir impliqué dans un rôle comme celui me semble être dans ses cordes, du moins, à prime abord.

Pour ma part, je trouve que sauf l'année où ils auraient pu mettre le grappin sur Shawn Gore ou Cory Watson, je trouve que les Alouettes ont en général bien fait au repêchage compte tenu de leur situation.

Aussi, je ne vois pas pourquoi il faudrait partir en peur alors que la situation actuelle ne semble pas poser de problème au final. Nous verrons au repêchage si les Alouettes auront souffert ou pas de l'absence de Popp à ces sessions d'évaluation.

Petite note en passant, le dernier contrat de Popp avait été renouvelé en juin. Pour ma part, je crois qu'il demeure un excellent directeur-général et que l'équipe aurait avantage à le garder à ce poste si ils peuvent s'entendre. Je crois d'ailleurs que ça demeure l'objectif de l'équipe et c'est exactement ce que Weightman a rappelé lors de la présentation des entraîneurs aux média.

Ce que je trouve intéressant dans cette nouvelle, c'est que l'équipe donne une chance à Calvillo de s'initier à l'autre côté de la médaille football dans des fonctions qu'il peut assumer. Il ne faut pas perdre de vue que Calvillo a été un observateur acharné toute sa carrière, alors de le voir impliqué dans un rôle comme celui me semble être dans ses cordes, du moins, à prime abord.

Popp was at 2 U.S. college pro days this week.

Abrams, Edme, Pion, Thorpe, and Calvillo at a regional combine is good enough for me.

If Popp was there you would probably be asking why he isn`t delegating more.

And if you are using Ed Harvey as the template for a competent GM well........

Nothing like a good strawman to make an otherwise weak argument appear strong.

I doubt anyone would chastise Popp for not delegating more in a situation where the big issue is that he isn't living in the city and thus can't participate in a combine that factors into which players he himself will later sign.

And if you are using Ed Harvey as the template for a competent GM well........
I don't think anyone's using Hervey as a template (and that comparison is unfair, because Popp has been doing this GM thing for decades and Hervey is a newcomer). But Chris Jones, a man who has experienced a lot of success in the CFL as a coach, was present at the combine in Edmonton. Why not Higgins?

A little tiresome and redundant to me that almost every thread takes a negative slant with the focus on Popp not living in Montreal. Maybe time to get over it.

As for Higgins, he said he and his wife were empty nesters looking forward to Montreal. Only hired 3 weeks ago, might have things to settle in Calgary before coming here. Jones had been hired in Edmonton months ago.

I have my opinions about how a business should be structured you have yours. Hervey is committed to the city of Edmonton. Tell me there "boss" you think it would fly if the General Manager of the Monreal Canaillens lived in Chester Nova Scotia ? and the HC in Calgary or Charlotte ? Wake up!

Everyone at the presser seemed to think highly of him and want him to stay on. At this point I would say it is 50/50

I am not expecting Higgins to sell and buy his house in 3 weeks. There is something called HOTELS. I lived in one in Southern Ontario for 3 months while my home was being built. You take a job you plan for it.

I wasn't suggesting Popp was at home playing with himself.

Let`s face it if Popp lived in Montreal, you would still complain about his 6 kids, putting on weight, mid-life crisis, holding grudges. Guess you like to be a pop (Popp) psychologist or just like to complain about things.

He was at Clemson and Furman pro days, possibly others. I`m sure Abrams and Co. were capable of handling the monumental, world renowned regional combine we had this week.

That's false. I wrote I don't think he would hold a grudge. Your making stuff up in your head.

I absolutely think we are getting diminishing returns from Popp. He's not a scout or paid like one. He's the F... Vice President and General Manager of that football team. Why can't you get that through your head ??? The reason he lives in NC is because he has six kids he wants to raise in the US. That's cool but it is incompatible with running a football team in Montreal. Which it so happens to appear that the son of the owner has clued in to that fact.

The Als are paying Lande, Okeke and probably one or two others to be in the States. Why not send Edme or Joey on a scouting trip while he represents the team at the league's combine. Or better yet. Tell Higgins he HAS TO BE THERE.

There is no excuse for one of the top football guys not to be there. If you think for one minute that it is more valuable for the GM to be at a pro day at Furman than it is for a regional combine where 60 draft prospects are going to be well ...

Stop making posts personal. I don't tell you what to post about and what you should post about.