Alex Brink, not Troy Smith, will start for the struggling Montreal Alouettes on Saturday when they visit the Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Didier Ormejuste of RDS reports that the team decided to go with the 29-year-old pivot - on the same day that the Als made sweeping changes to its offensive coaching staff.
Brink, a Washington State product, spent three seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 2010 to 2012 and started seven games for the club where he threw for 2,573 yards, 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
He was signed to the Toronto Argonauts' practice roster in April of 2013 before being released last May. He joined the Als' practice roster in October.
Along with Brink's debut as starting QB on Saturday, Ryan Dinwiddie works as offensive coordinator, Jeff Garcia takes over as quarterbacks coach and Turk Schonert assumes control of the receiver corps. Erik Campbell was relieved of his duties as receivers coach earlier on Monday.