MONTREAL -- Back in mid-February, the always passionate and firey Dan Hawkins decide to return the sidelines.
In a bit of a surprise move, the former Boise State head coach decided to so north of the border.
Looking to adapt his style of play to the Canadian Football League, he barely even had a chance to do so.
Today, the Montreal Alouettes fired Hawkins just five games into his tenure. Despite a 2-and-3 record, the Alouettes were in second place in the division. Also, they were coming off one of their best performance of the season.
The Alouettes offered little insight into their decision. Jim Popp, the team's general manager, will take over head coaching duties.