As a result to the 2019 CFL season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat out the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 32-10 in the 107th Grey Cup played in Calgary. Even-though the Redblacks were not in the game, Redblacks fans were clueing in on what we can see if future games here in Ottawa.
Coaching in the Grey Cup was Paul LaPolice, the offensive co-ordinator of the Winnipeg Blue-Bombers, and the coach who used 3 quarterbacks in the 2019 season to get to the Grey Cup. After winning the big game, the Redblacks and Blue Bombers came in touch about interviewing LaPolice. A interview may come up in the coming days. As a Redblacks fan, you may ask why we’d want him to take Campbell’s spot as the HC here in Ottawa, well he’s experienced as a HC and he can bring championship level talent with him to Ottawa.
Going into free agency, LaPolice’s own quarterback Chris Streveler looks to be on the market along with his veteran backup, Matt Nichols. The two came up behind Callaros on the depth chart to finish the season, and they will look for a starting job else where for the 2020 season. With the struggles of both Davis and Jennings here in Ottawa this past season, it is sure that we need more talent at the quarterback position and these duos can look great here in Ottawa.
Along with LaPolice, there are three more options coming out of the West division. In Calgary, both Ryan Dinwiddie and Mark Kilam are on the market and looking for a head coaching or offensive co-ordinator job somewhere in the league. Luckily for them, with Campbell’s spot now open and us not having a OC the entire 2019 season, both spots are wide open for them. The problem with the two may be if the Redblacks are interested in them, and with their interviews in Ottawa coming this week, we will know the answers soon enough.
To pair with the two candidates from Calgary, former Redblacks OC is now on the market after being fired from his HC job in Edmonton. Don’t be surprised if he comes back to Ottawa.