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Coaches Rumour Mill: Cats' assistants drawing interest in Ottawa

TORONTO — The 2019 season is now in the books and the spring to training camp in 2020 has begun.  A number of coaching changes have already occurred which means speculation is rampant.

The search for head coaches to fill vacant spots has now begun. Here is a look at some of the latest rumours and buzz surrounding who could end up patrolling a different sideline in 2020:

Ticats assistants catching eye of REDBLACKS

Finishing first in the league at 15-3 will often draw interest from other teams in your assistant coaches and it seems like Tommy Condell and Mark Washington have done just that after a season with the Tiger-Cats.

Elizondo won’t be eligible for Esks job

Less than a year removed from his post as offensive coordinator in Ottawa, Jamie Elizondo will not be eligible for the head coaching job in Edmonton, denied by the XFL, according to Farhan Lalji.

Kilam to interview for Esks job?

According to Justin Dunk, longtime Calgary Stampeders Special Teams Coordinator Mark Kilam will interview for the vacant head coaching gig in Edmonton on Monday.

Lapolice on Lions, REDBLACKS radar

According to TSN’s Farhan Lalji the BC Lions and Ottawa REDBLACKS have both asked permission to speak with Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice about their vacant head coaching spots.

Speculation swirling after Maas fallout

With Edmonton moving on from Jason Maas, rumours have already begun about who the replacement could be.  TSN’s Dave Naylor has a pair of theories regarding some familiar faces who could make their way back to Commonwealth and how that could alter the search in BC.