MONTREAL -- No matter how hard fans and media may try to spin it, Marc Trestman insists the rivalry between the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts is played exclusively between the white lines, not outside of them.
According to Trestman, who is entering his fifth-straight post-season as head coach of the Alouettes, the so-called head-to-head competition between himself and Argos head coach Scott Milanovich is overplayed and non-existent.
“I don’t look at it that way,” said Trestman.
“I’ve said it before; it’s not Scott vs. Marc or Marc vs. Scott. I’m just terribly excited for Scott (Milanovich) and the job he’s done and the job Jim Barker’s done there,” said Trestman in his first meeting with the media since the end of the regular season.
Trestman’s admiration for their rivals down the 401 didn’t end there. The two-time Grey Cup champion praised the work of Argonauts pivot Ricky Ray, who Trestman believes poses as a more-than-dangerous threat when he’s on his game.
“I think he’s just been outstanding,” said Trestman.