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Sunday, September 17, 2017

KEN MILLER JOINS ALOUETTES

The Montreal Alouettes announced on Sunday that the club has hired two new coaches who will help the team until the end of the current season. Kit Lathrop will coach the defensive line, while Ken Miller also joins the group as an offensive consultant.

Miller was the head coach and vice president of football operations for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL between 2008 and 2010 where he led his team to two Grey Cup appearances in 2009 and 2010, working closely with quarterback Darian Durant. In August 2011, he returned as the head coach of the Roughriders. Miller was the club's offensive coordinator under head coach Kent Austin when they captured the 95th Grey Cup in 2007. He had previously served on the coaching staffs of the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL from 2002-2006, Dickinson State University in the NAIA, Yucaipa High School and for University of Redlands in the NCAA.

Following a nine-year career in the NFL and USFL, where he won the Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins in 1987, Lathrop enjoyed a 16-year coaching career in the NCAA and the CFL, where he made stops in BC, Ottawa, Edmonton and Toronto. He was the BC Lions defensive line coach when the team captured the 2000 Grey Cup. He also acted as the Ottawa Renegades defensive coordinator in 2003. His arrival will allow Greg Quick to coach the linebackers, all while calling plays on defence.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so grandpa.

Anonymous said...

Montreal is a circus! Durant's career is over! Free Willy!

Anonymous said...

Boo birds out for Durant today! Y'all done Darian!

Anonymous said...

Miller was brought into Montreal to show how he was able to make Durant moderately successful.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...cuz his last year or 2 in Sask was such a huge success this will work GREAT! So sweet to see Durant and Kavis Reed Crash and Burn

Anonymous said...

Kavis Reed is the problem! Figured it out yet Montreal? Saw this coming when they dumped players and signed Durant for big bucks!

Anonymous said...

Darian Durant looked as bad as I've ever seen. With big contracts comes big responsibilities, and those responsibilities have caught up to Darian. He has clearly lost the respect of some of his team mates.

Anonymous said...

Will be nice in any event to see Durant and Miller come to town next month to view our new stadium.

Anonymous said...

Agreed

Lewis Grant said...

Ken Miller was a great success here, and his last year (4-6 record) doesn't have to seriously tarnish that. He led us to three consecutive 10-win seasons prior to that. He was the first Rider coach since Eagle Keys to do that.

Hopefully he can work his magic with Durant again. Except against us.

Anonymous said...

Consequences for darian and kavis , buh bye

Anonymous said...

Yes, be great to see Coach Miller again! Maas could take lessons from him on how to coach with class! Durant may be on the bus home by that time! The rebuild starts tomorrow and nobody is safe!

Anonymous said...

Kenny Miller could teach a lot of the coaches in the league about being classy and respectful. He was an example that you don't have to be a shouting temperamental jerk to be a successful coach.

Anonymous said...

All in all Chris Jones was absolutely right. Darian Durant was moderately successful. Have to look back on this to see that Coach Jones made the right call in not signing Darian.

Anonymous said...

Kavis Reed building a champion...for 2009. Expect Wes Cates and Makowsky to get a call lol

Anonymous said...

Miller was a class act, he treated "his men" with that philosophy as well. He will always be respected by me for that attitude and for what he brought this team. Class and respect and a winning record all in a few short years.

Good luck in Montreal Mr. Miller

Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Smart move by Kavis Reed to bring in Miller. It worked when they brought in Jeff Garcia a few years ago

Anonymous said...

I disagree. I think Darian on this team would fare much better than in MTL. The right call would have been to negotiate in good faith.

Anonymous said...

It is the fact that when he got rid of Darian, he coined that phrase "moderately successful". It was Jones decision to keep or cut Durant; as head coach that was his right. It was the "moderately successful" and "numbers don't lie" remarks that angered a lot of Rider faithful. So unnecessary, so demeaning and so classless. Kenny Miller would have found a classy and respectful way to do such a thing if he deemed it necessary.

Anonymous said...

Ken Miller is a first class person FIRST, followed closely by a first class football man. It's a shame some of his legacy will be tarnished in Montreal

Anonymous said...

Grandpa Miller is a good man and a good coach. That final year in 2011 he was put in a situation where there were way too many cooks in the kitchen, meaning a certain someone had their hands all over the football operations when they shouldn't have.

Thought there was some talk that he should have stepped aside after 2009 and promoted LaPo to head coach? Mind you, he'd have had Taman as his GM so poor LaPo would have ended up in a similar situation like he did under Joe Mack. Poor guy.


Gunderson's Yorkton

Anonymous said...

"demeaning and classless"? The truth hurts baby!Football is a numbers game! Durant is average at best and way overrated! Now he is way overpaid and on his way out of town!

Anonymous said...

Bingo!