The Montreal Alouettes have named Dan Hawkins as their new head coach. Hawkins, who has never coached in the CFL, explains
why losing games can be beneficial.
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The Montreal Alouettes have named Dan Hawkins their new head coach.Hawkins takes over for Marc Trestman, who was hired as the Chicago Bears head coach last month.Hawkins has big shoes to fill. Trestman led the Alouettes to consecutive Grey Cup titles in 2009 and '10) and was named the CFL's coach of the year in '09.The 52-year-old Hawkins has never coached in the CFL, but neither had Trestman when he was hired by the Als.Hawkins does have head-coaching experience at the NCAA level with Boise State and Colorado.While he was just 19-39 at Colorado, Hawkins was 53-11 at Boise State and holds an overall head-coaching record of 112-61-1.Mike Miller, who served last season as the Arizona Cardinals offensive co-ordinator, will be the Alouettes offensive head coach, offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach.