MONTREAL (AP) — General manager Kavis Reed took over as Montreal Alouettes' coach Wednesday after firing coach Jacques Chapdelaine and defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Noel Thorpe.

The Canadian Football League team changed coaches in the middle of the season for the third straight year.

Chapdelaine took over coaching duties from Jim Popp last season, after Popp — then the general manager — replaced Tom Higgins in 2015. The Alouettes (3-8) also changed in 2013 campaign, with Popp stepping in for Dan Hawkins.

The 44-year-old Reed was 22-32 at Edmonton's coach from 2011-2013. The former Furman defensive back played for the Eskimos from 1995-99.


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