Report: Brink to start at QB for Alouettes against Riders

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8/11/2014 5:09:35 PM
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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.

Alex Brink (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)

Life After Calvillo

Notable moves made by Alouettes after Anthony Calvillo's retirement

January 21, 2014: Anthony Calvillo retires from the CFL.

February 24, 2014: Tim Higgins hired as head coach.

April 17, 2014: Alouettes sign former NFLer Chad Johnson, has just four receptions for 78 yards this season.

June 9, 2014: Rick Worman fired as offensive co-ordinator.

July 30, 2014: Don Matthews and Turk Schonert hired as coaching consultants.

August 4, 2014: Add former NFL and CFL quarterback Jeff Garcia to their offensive coaching staff. Garcia didn't deny the speculation that he wants to play again.

August 11, 2014: Garcia is officially named quarterbacks coach, Ryan Dinwiddle named offensive coordinator, Erik Campbell relieved of duties as receivers coach and replaced by Schonert.

August 11, 2014: Quarterback Alex Brink is named the Week 8 starter over Troy Smith after a 1-5 start.

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