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The Old Canada Try

Football's great northern pipeline

The Bears are reportedly considering Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman to run the sideline in Chicago. Since the CFL's founding in 1958, a raft of men have crossed the border in the opposite direction to play or coach on a gridiron that is 10 yards longer and 11 2/3 yards wider than the NFL's. Some of the most notable names have excelled in both leagues; others, not so much.

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BAD

TOM COUSINEAU, LB

NEILL ARMSTRONG, COACH

RAGHIB ISMAIL, KR/WR

DOUG FLUTIE, QB

MIKE VANDERJAGT, K

CFL CAREER

CAMERON WAKE, DE

BUD GRANT, COACH

WARREN MOON, QB

NFL CAREER

VINCE FERRAGAMO, QB

RICKY WILLIAMS, RB

GOOD

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MATRIX PHOTOS: LANE STEWART (FLUTIE)

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RONALD C. MODRA (GRANT)

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JOHN BIEVER (MOON)

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MALCOLM EMMONS/US PRESSWIRE (COUSINEAU)

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NFL/WIREIMAGE.COM (ISMAIL)

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NFL/WIREIMAGE.COM (ARMSTRONG)

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NFL/WIREIMAGE.COM (FERRAGAMO)

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PETER READ MILLER (VANDERJAGT)

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BOB ROSATO (WAKE)

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HEINZ KLUETMEIER (WILLIAMS)