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Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp comments on the firing of the Canadian Football League team's …

MONTREAL (AP) -- The Montreal Alouettes fired coach Dan Hawkins on Thursday, ending the former Boise State and Colorado coach's run with the CFL team after only five games.

General manager Jim Popp is taking over as coach. The Alouettes are 2-3.

''I won't get into specifics, but there are some issues that we felt should be moving along quicker than they are,'' Popp said. ''We feel it's going very slow. We're a veteran team. We're looking for results now. Hopefully, we can get ourselves back to the Alouette way.''

Hawkins was hired Feb. 19 to replace Marc Trestman, who left to coach the NFL's Chicago Bears. In five seasons, Trestman took the Alouettes to three Grey Cup games, winning twice.

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