06/09/2014 10:24 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:22 EDT

Rick Worman relieved of his duties by Montreal Alouettes

MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes announced Monday that offensive co-ordinator Rick Worman has been relieved of his duties just three months after being brought in as part of the new coaching staff.

Worman, a former CFL quarterback, was hired on Mar. 6, nine days after Tom Higgins was named the Alouettes head coach for the 2014 season.

A former offensive co-ordinator with the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Worman was expected to be in charge of implementing an offensive system and work out who would be the starting the quarterback after the retirement of Anthony Calvillo.

The Alouettes went 8-10 last season, finishing third in the East Division.

Montreal's first of two pre-season games will be on Saturday against the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton.