Coaches Rumour Mill: Rick Campbell reportedly lands with Lions
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:
A new leader in the Lions Den
The BC Lions have reportedly landed their man. The team is expected to name former Ottawa REDBLACKS HC Rick Campbell as the team’s new head coach on Monday, according to TSN 1040’s Rick Dhaliwal.
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.