It was only a matter of time before the other shoe dropped.
On Monday afternoon in Montreal, it hit the ground with a thud.
Jim Popp has relinquished his head coaching duties after a dismal start to the 2016 CFL season.
Following the Al’s latest loss, a last second 20-17 defeat in Hamilton, Popp is handing over the reins to wide receivers coach and special assistant to the offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine.
Before I get to Chapdelaine, this should be the last time we see Popp on the sideline.
His 22-and-26 career coaching record in the CFL should guarantee that.
Going with Chapdelaine instead of other candidates like Kavis Reed and Noel Thrope is an interesting one.
Mid-season coaching changes in pro football are never easy and very rarely does a team turn around its fortunes and make the playoffs.
Chapdelaine is an accomplished offensive coordinator in the CFL and he won a Vanier Cup as head coach of Laval in 1999.
But the Alouettes need a spark, actually a jolt, and with only six games left in the regular season this one has likely come a little too late.