The CFL off-season is only a couple of weeks old, and the word hectic doesn’t even begin to describe the off the field action that has transpired.
This week alone has been crazy in terms of coaches bouncing around from team to team, city to city.
The expansion Ottawa RedBlacks have finally named their first head coach, opting to hire Calgary defensive coordinator Rick Campbell.
The son of legendary Edmonton Eskimos head coach and front office executive Hugh Campbell helped build one of the CFL’s most effective defences in Calgary.
Edmonton has hired former Argonauts defensive coordinator Chris Jones as their new head coach.
After being tossed aside by Winnipeg, former head coach Tim Burke is now the DC in Toronto, replacing Jones.
The Blue Bombers filled Burke’s vacancy with longtime Argos player and coach Mike O’Shea.
He’s joined in the front office by Danny McManus, who left the Ticats as U-S Scout to take up the same spot with Winnipeg while also becoming Assistant GM.
At the league’s head office, Director of Officiating Tom Higgins has left his post.
But the biggest flurry of action will come December 16th, when the RedBlacks stockpile their roster via the expansion draft.
As interesting as this week has been, the draft will take us to another level.