in 1996 and Popp was hired as the Montreal Alouettes Vice President, General Manager, Director of Football Operations, and Director of Player Personnel. During his tenure with the Alouettes, Popp has also served three terms as the team's head coach. The Alouettes have been in eight Grey Cup Championships during Popp’s tenure (2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010), capturing the title three times (2002, 2009 and 2010).
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Under Popp’s guidance, his teams have seen unprecedented success, reaching the playoffs for 20 consecutive seasons, and advancing to the Divisional Championship game 15 times. Popp’s teams have appeared in 10 Grey Cup championship games, winning the Grey Cup four times.
In January 2012, Popp was a finalist for the vacant Indianapolis Colts General Manager position