Friday 5 March 2010

Coach of the Year

Today, the CFL announced that Montreal Alouettes Head Coach Marc Trestmann has won the 2009 CFL Coach of the Year Award. Ken Miller of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Marcel Bellefeuille of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats were the other two finalists.

Ugh. The CFL got this one wrong. I don't want to take anything away from what Trestmann accomplished this season with the Als. They went 17-3 and won the Grey Cup, but they were also the favourites to do so, and for that reason Trestmann should not have won.

It may seem biased, but c'mon! This award should have gone to Bellefeuille. No one but the most delusional Ti-Cat fan out there would have thought that Cats would have gone 6-12, let alone 9-9. The Cats were once again expected to finish in the cellar of the CFL's East Division. They exceeded expectations far above what anyone reasonably thought.

I won't say that Bellefeuille was robbed, because Trestmann is a deserving winner. I just feel like Bellefeuille would have been a more deserving one.

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