Thursday 15 December 2011

Chamblin Off to Saskatchewan

The Tiger-Cats are now in the market for a new Defensive Coordinator as Cory Chamblin will be named the next Head Coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders later today.

Chamblin was Saskatchewan General Manager Brendan Taman's first choice last season, but he was overruled by his superiors. This season, with the decision being all Taman's, he grabbed the man he wanted all along.

This also takes another name off the Tiger-Cats coaching list, which is growing shorter by the day. Kent Austin decided to stay at Cornell, Mike Benevides took the BC job, Jacques Chapdelaine is expected to become Head Coach at Bishop's and now Chamblin is off to Regina. That's a majority of the names that were mentioned just after Hamilton fired Marcel Bellefeuille.

From the outside looking in, it seems like this is a two-horse race between Dave Dickenson and Tim Burke. Two other names still around are George Cortez and Mike O'Shea. Drew Edwards thinks that Cortex is likely to stay in the NFL, and bringing in O'Shea is a long shot at best.

So unless the Ti-Cats go completely off the board, it looks like it's down to Dickenson and Burke. One of their first jobs will be to find Chamblin's replacement. Let the speculation begin as to who that could be.

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