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Rick Campbell confirms he won't return to Ottawa Redblacks

Rick Campbell will not return to the Ottawa Redblacks after six seasons with the team, the head coach confirmed to TSN 1200's AJ Jakubec on Monday.

Jakubec reports Campbell made the decision to leave the organization on his own after a 3-15 season with the Redblacks. The team posted an 11-7 record last season, falling to the Calgary Stampeders in the 106th Grey Cup.

Campbell, 48, led the Redblacks to the Grey Cup in 2016 and posted a career record of 44-62-2 with the team, missing the playoffs just twice - in the inaugural 2014 season and this year.

Ottawa began the 2019 season 2-0 before dropping four straight games. The Redblacks picked up their final win of the year on Aug. 2, rotating through starting quarterbacks Dominique Davis, Jonathon Jennings and Will Arndt as they attempted to end their skid over the past three months. 

Friday's loss 42-32 loss to the Montreal Alouettes capped an 11-game losing streak to end the season.

"Some healing needs to take place around this place," Campbell said after Friday's loss. "The losing is a wear and tear and the stuff that's gone on. I think it's a good thing that we can move forward and this franchise can move forward."

The Redblacks will now begin searching for just their second head coach in franchise history.