MONTRÉAL - La station de radio de l'Idaho KTVB annonce sur son site Internet que l'ex-entraîneur-chef de l'Université Boise State Dan Hawkins sera le nouvel entraîneur-chef des Alouettes de Montréal, mais selon son directeur général, Jim Popp, il n'en est rien. Pour l'instant.

Le quotidien montréalais The Gazette indiquait aussi la même information ce jeudi.

Joint par La Presse Canadienne, Popp a nié que le remplaçant de Marc Trestman a été embauché. Il a cependant confirmé que Hawkins est «l'un des principaux candidats pour le poste». La direction des Alouettes tente de mettre en place le meilleur personnel d'entraîneurs possible, mais pour l'instant, Popp a indiqué qu'aucun contrat n'avait été signé.

Au cours des deux dernières campagnes, Hawkins a agi à titre d'analyste pour la chaîne américaine ESPN. Auparavant, il a dirigé trois équipes pendant 15 dans la NCAA.

La Presse rapportait jeudi que Mike Miller deviendrait le coordonnateur à l'attaque de l'équipe, mais encore là, Popp n'a rien voulu confirmer. Miller pourrait également devenir l'entraîneur-chef des Alouettes si les négociations avec Hawkins devaient achopper.

Les noms de Bob Bratkowski, Terry Robiskie, Turk Schonert et Jim Zorn ont aussi circulé au cours des derniers jours pour remplacer Trestman, qui a accepté le poste d'entraîneur-chef des Bears de Chicago, de la NFL.

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  • In this Sept. 29, 2012 photo, Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman talks into his headset during the final minutes of a Canadian Football League game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ontario. The Bears hired Trestman on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and make Chicago a playoff team on a consistent basis. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

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    CORRECTS MARK TO MARC In this Nov. 26, 2010 photo, Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman, right, and quarterback Anthony Calvillo watch a practice session in Edmonton. The Bears hired Trestman on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and make Chicago a playoff team on a consistent basis. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

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    FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2010 file photo, Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman is doused with Gatorade after their Grey Cup win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in Edmonton, Alberta. The Bears have hired Trestman to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and make Chicago a playoff team on a consistent basis. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • Anthony Calvillo

    Montreal Alouettes kicker Sean Whyte follows through on a kick during CFL football practice Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in Montreal. The Alouettes face the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL Eastern Final on Sunday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Anthony Calvillo Kevin Glenn

    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo congratulates Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Kevin Glenn following the Tiger-Cats' victory in the CFL East Division semifinal Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 in Montreal. The Tiger-Cats beat the Alouettes 52-44 to face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the East Division final. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Avon Cobourne Seth Williams

    Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back Avon Cobourne dives into the end zone for a touchdown as he is chased by Montreal Alouettes defensive back Seth Williams during fourth quarter CFL East Division semifinal football action Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 in Montreal. The Tiger-Cats beat the Alouettes 52-44 to face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the East Division final. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Seth Williams Bakari Grant

    Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Bakari Grant hauls in a pass as he is covered by Montreal Alouettes defensive back Seth Williams, and goes on to score a touchdown during a Canadian Football League playoff game Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Montreal Alouettes' SJ Green (19) can't bring in a touchdown pass between Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ian Logan (31) and Alex Suber (21) during first half Canadian Football League action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

  • Anthony Calvillo

    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo holds a commemorative trophy after becoming the all-time leading passer in pro football, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in Montreal. The Alouettes beat the Toronto Argonauts 29-19. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Tom Boland)

  • Anthony Calvillo

    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo fires a pass to Jamel Richardson to become the CFL's all-time leading passer against the Toronto Argonauts during third quarter CFL football action Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Anthony Calvillo

    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo celebrates after becoming the Canadian Football League's all-time passing leader, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Montreal. The Alouettes beat the Toronto Argonauts 29-19. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • John Bowman; Buck Pierce;

    Winnipeg Blue Bombers' quarterback Buck Pierce (4) is tackled by Montreal Alouettes' John Bowman (7) during the second half of a CFL football game in Montreal, Sunday, Sept., 18, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

  • Anthony Calvillo

    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo celebrates after completing a pass to Jamel Richardson to become the CFL's all-time leading passer during a game against the Toronto Argonauts in third quarter CFL football action Monday, Oct.10, 2011 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

  • Brandon Whitaker, Juwan Simpson

    Montreal Alouettes Brandon Whitaker, right, jumps away from a tackle as Calgary Stampeders Juwan Simpson , left, ooks on during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

  • Anthony Calvillo

    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo throws a complete pass against the Toronto Argonauts during the first half of a Canadian Football League game in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Calvillo broke the CFL career completions record in the game. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • Anthony Calvillo

    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo throws a complete pass against the Toronto Argonauts during the first half of a Canadian Football League game in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Calvillo broke the CFL career completions record in the game. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • Anthony Calvillo

    Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo looks to make a pass during second quarter CFL football action at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday July 9, 2011 in Regina. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards)