2020 CFL schedule release, Redblacks re-sign MacMillan and bring in Benevides as DC

Yesterday, December 16th 2019 the CFL had released their official 2020 schedule. The Ottawa Redblacks will start off the 2020 campaign at home against the Toronto Argonauts on Friday June 12th for Friday Night Football.

The 2020 Ottawa Redblacks schedule

MacMillan back for 2 years

Nolan MacMillan, who was the Ottawa Redblacks first ever CFL draft pick is coming back to Ottawa for his 7th season in Red and Black. Just a week before Christmas, the Redblacks granted MacMillan a two year extension which would be a great gift as he will not have to go through the CFL free agency period.

MacMillan was interviewed by the media crew of the Ottawa Redblacks today and said, “Ottawa’s home and I can’t imagine playing anywhere else”. For MacMillan, that’s nothing but true. He has yet to play for another team in the CFL and with the 3 grey cups he’s been to with the group he says, “There is a lot to look forward to with this team and I’m excited to get back out there with the guys.”

New Defensive Coordinator in town

Along with MacMillan’s extension with Ottawa, Marcel Desjardins and Paul LaPolice came together to work out a coaching job for long time CFL coach Mike Benevides. During the time Marcel was out looking for a Head Coach, Mike Benevides name came up in multiple discussions, although with LaPolice being a recent Grey Cup champion, he was the favorite at the HC job. LaPolice may have won the job as the head man here in Ottawa, but the coaching staff needs to have some defensive minds on it also.

LaPolice’s offensive mastermind will be a great help to the Redblacks offense and with Mike Benevides on the defense, the team has a lot of potential going into 2020.

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