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Monday, August 15, 2011

EXIT REALTY PRESENTS...BOB HUGHES!


WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS
By Bob Hughes

Well past the sunrise portion of a season that glowed with such hope that was wrapped in the normal plethoria of promises, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are taking on water as swiftly as the Titanic. And, some of the relentlessly riveted Rider Nation have it figured that like the captain of the Titanic that fateful night, the Riders’ brass have chosen to believe that no iceberg can sink something this unsinkable.

The Good Ship Rider is taking on water fast, and week by week hope dwindles steadily that anybody on board can figure out what’s wrong, how to right the ship. Even the embattled first-time head coach Greg Marshall flipped out a “If you figure it out, let me know” quote after the Riders were felled 45-35 by the Calgary Stampeders.

Before this Season of Illusions unfolded, most picked the Riders to duke it out with Calgary and B.C. for first place. Seven games into the season, the Riders have won just once, lost six, and that one win came against a Montreal Alouettes team which lost quarterback Anthony Cavillo early in the game. Even with that huge advantage, the Riders barely won the game.

How did all this happen so swiftly? How, in the blink of an eye and the snap of a finger, did the Riders go from top to bottom? Well, there are many who now believe that it didn’t happen overnight. They figure it’s been a long time in the making.

Go back to 2007, the year of Eric Tillman and Kent Austin. Within that season, the Riders went from a so-so team to a Grey Cup champion. They did it with a quarterback who hadn’t done much before and hasn’t done much since. Tillman was and is a master builder of a team. Austin was a superb coach.

Austin left after the 2007 season, and was replaced by Ken Miller. He got the team to the Grey Cup games in 2009 and 2010, both losses. He retired after the 2010 season and in a move regarded by many as one never fully explained, was named Vice President of Football Operations, which put him in charge of the general manager, whose name is Brendan Taman.

Under Taman and Miller, the Riders became an “Old Boys Club.” They brought in the senior citizens of football as assistant coaches – names form the past like Jim Daly, Doug Berry, Richie Hall, Steve Buratto, all people who had been head coaches around the league, and never really distinguished themselves in those roles.

When Miller stepped down, he wound up bringing in another long time CFL coach, Greg Marshall, who, despite being interviewed countless times for head coaching jobs in the CFL in 17 years as a gypsy assistant coach, never once got an offer until he landed on Ken Miller’s doorstep.

Since Tillman left, the Riders recruiting has not measured up. They have yet to replace star players who have left, and have not done what championship teams must do – improve your talent every single season. Air-lifting players in during the season rarely works, but what’s a fella to do when you team can’t win for losing.

There is this theory out there that Riders made a wrong turn after Miller’s first season as head coach. The theory goes, they should have retired Miller to his golden egg job, and named the younger Paul LaPolice as head coach. He would have retained two rising stars in the coaching world – Kavis Reed and Marcus Crandell.

But, the Riders didn’t. They let Miller hang on when even he admitted later he was ready to go. So, what happens?

LaPolice ends up as head coach in Winnipeg. Reed is hired by Tillman as head coach in Edmonton, where the Eskimos were floundering. And, one of Kavis’ first calls was to Marcus Crandell to offer him the job as offensive co-ordinator. Crandell did not want to leave Regina, but the Riders decided that Berry was a better fit as offensive co-ordinator than Crandell, who had a superb relationship with Darian Durant.

The end result? The Riders are tied with Toronto and B.C. as the worst teams in the league. LaPolice has the Bombers in first place in the East. Reed has Edmonton in first place in the West and Crandell has Ricky Ray playing some of the best football of his career.

It has become a league of young guns in the coaching ranks. Whether it be head coaches or assistant coach, the young jets of football are taking over because the Canadian game is designed for gun-slingers who mix excitement with imagination and sound football.

It is a way too early to write off the Riders. The loss to Calgary was devastating, to be sure, but it’s far from being the last straw. Nobody can say they won’t turn this thing around. The only question is, Do they have the people who can turn it around? And, rebuild what clearly needs to be rebuilt?



Bob Hughes column presented by EXIT Realty Fusion at http://www.exitrealtyfusion.com/.

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow how true it is. Good read by hughsy

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hughes, take a bow. You hit the nail on the head as to why this team is as bad as it is. But Hopson and the old boys club will never admit it so this is all moot anyways.

Rex

Anonymous said...

After reading this.....yes....u nailed it on the button. bob.

Anonymous said...

We have a BINGO! Nailed it Mr. Hughes. Stand up and take a bow!

Terry in Warman

Anonymous said...

They haven't talked Don Mathews out of retirement yet.

Clarkenstein said...

It took an "old boy" to call bullshit on the old boys club that is the Saskatchewan Roughriders management and staff. It's a young man's world by and large but these guys don't seem to get it. Where is the Board throughout all of this? Do they give Hopson a free pass these days? Or are they just more members of the "old boys club"? I suspect they are. Thanks Bob for calling it like it is.

BrookA said...

well said, totally agree with this message by Bob. Its what alot of people are thinking and that we already know. Still BELIEVE /=S=/

Anonymous said...

So true. Bob, great insightful piece as usual.

Anonymous said...

Pretty bang on. But one correction is that they should have hired Lapolice has head coach after Miller's second season as head coach not the first year.

Anonymous said...

There's also a theory out there now that players are not free (afraid?) to express their opinions to the coaches/management in the locker room. Word has it that Tad Kornegay had called out the coaches in the locker room after a loss and Luc Mullinder backed him up. Subsequently, both are no longer Riders. Coincidence? Conjecture? Maybe not, based on Darian Durant's interview with Rob Vanstone where Durant said he does his best in doing whatever he is told to do, even though his view may be different from that of Doug Berry's. Yes, the "Old Boy's Club" has taken root in Riderville!

Anonymous said...

Finally someone is saying wht I've been thinking. I like and respect ken Miller by what credentials does he have to be a VP of football operations. In addition, by creating this position you limit a GM's role which inturn will limit quality candidates in the future.

Anonymous said...

No, "hitting it on the button..." (mixed metaphor to start with) would be writing these ideas 6 months ago. I don't recall Bob saying any of these things about young coaches then.

Deebs said...

I'm proud of you Roddy for putting this up on your blog. Being affiliated with the Riders and all, it must have been a hard decision. Kudos.....
Get ready for the fireworks boys and girls.

Dolt said...

Good reading Bob .

Anonymous said...

Besides the Monday Morning Goalie, this is always a good read. How true your points are Bob!

Matthew

Anonymous said...

Sadly it sounds all too real. If this is the case then it would explain why there haven't been any firings to date. If we're headed into a rebuilding phase (which I'm all for), then it makes no sense to move anyone until the off-season, when teams allow their personnel to be interviewed. I don't mind Taman as GM, but Miller as his boss makes no sense. Marshall should probably be given the year to see if he's got what it takes.
Can anyone think of people with good potential as future HC/DC/OC?
PM

Don Mathieson said...

Bob: Great job of predicting in hindsight that Edmonton would be on top, and that two old fogeys, last years coach of the year,and the winningest coach in cfl history, would be at the bottom.

w said...

When the wheels are wobbling, a hard look in the mirror will only serve to reveal the weaknesses so eloquently put by Mr. Hughes.

Poor talent and mismanagement will not be fixed by looking in the mirror Mr. Marshall.

Anonymous said...

I agree, this is what has happened. Now what?

Anonymous said...

BINGO!

Anonymous said...

fairly accurate except the fact that when kavis reed was here his special teams were a joke and everyone was calling for his head, and now he is a star? ... something doesn't add up. You all cursed him and Daley!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that with a terrible start to 2011 people would so immediately throw away what was acheived in 2009 and 2010. Ken Miller has been a large part of the most successful stretch in Rider history. Maybe he is not casted in the right postion now, but it is very disrespectful to diminish what he did achieve here.

Anonymous said...

Ah, if only the powers that be in the Rider organization could see things so clearly! Thanks for the great article, Bob!

A fan from Chaos by the Creek

Anonymous said...

And, the Riders would still have Joe Womack finding us the players that we need. When you look at the talent we've lost and the fact that the current regime finds it impossible to replace those players - another grave mistake by the Rider brass.

For those people who are blaming Durant for the issues, it's plain to see that he worked so well with Crandell. Crandell knew exactly the type of quarterback Durant is and used that. Berry doesn't have a hope of bringing out the best in Durant and will in fact turn him into a so so quarterback forever if the Rider's brass don't make some moves and soon. How sad that we have such a talented quarterback and the offensive scheme makes him look so much less of a star than he truly is.

Awesome article Mr. Hughes!

Signed,
I don't want to live in Chaos by the Creek again - FIX IT RIDER BRASS!!!

Dwight-Moose Jaw said...

There are very few things that I agree with Mr. Hughes on, but he hit a home run in his article.
The Riders started to go downhill about two years ago. Sure, they made it to the Grey Cup the past two seasons, but that was just due to getting lucky in the playoffs.
Look @ there regular season record, & I am sure you will agree.
If they lose the next two, they might as well give the "YOUNG" O-Lineman a chance to get some playing time, as I am sure that a few of the "OLDER" O-Lineman will not be around here next season, & the O-Line is one position you don't learn in one year.

Anonymous said...

It takes a veteran like Hughes to see the similarities between this current group and the Reign of Error years. The ball could not have been more dropped here, and the only solution is blowing up mgt and working for next season.

Anonymous said...

So frustrating to read that. It's how a lot of us feel, but we have zero control over the situation.

Anonymous said...

Bob, as the others have said... You nailed this Bang on...

Will changes be made in the "old Boys club", remains to be seen. If not, I dread to think what and where this team is headed.

Cory

Anonymous said...

Wow...Well Said!

Great article Bob, you really nailed it on this one.


A. Nonymous

Anonymous said...

Anyone who had the chance to people "in the know" during the Austin coaching years knew one thing. He was here under one stipulation, it was going to be run his way and with this say, no interference from "the old boys". Tillman allowed Kent to make the final call and together they built a winner.

When Miller was the HC, he ran things the same way, end of the day it was "his call" and Taman was simply the yes guy as GM.

Now, Miller is trying to let Taman do his own thing, but that isn't working and Marshal (apparently) wasn't allowed to fire Barry and was told Hall had a place on the coaching staff as he had purchased a house in Regina well before Marshall was ever hired.

Settle in for mediocrity folks (hell we're not even there), she's gonna be a long downhill ride.

Austin must be shaking his head right now, reading and hearing what's going on in Riderville as he prepares for his 2nd year at Cornell.

Fred S. - Vernon, BC

Anonymous said...

Bang on. Why must the fans suffer through who knows how much more of this crap, when the problems are so blatantly obvious.

fan of the 'blog' said...

Hindsight is always 20/20!! Great article, Mr Hughes... as always~
There is just too much "to fix" this year... However, we will still keep saying ..."GO RIDERS"

Glen said...

Maybe the media will stop staying that the Riders have the talent, they just need to play as a team! There are so many weakness on this team that it will take a long time to recruit quality players. A combination of poor coaching, lack of talent and penalities are tough to fix over night.

Anonymous said...

Miller and Marshall aren't the problem here. The problems lie within Hall, Burrato, Daley and Taman.

Any player wearing the logo would have gone to war and back for Miller, so make him GM/VP of Football Ops and gas Taman....the players see someone in the head office lose their job, perhaps it will start to get the culture back.

Red said...

Everything I have been saying. Miller and Taman are the ones who are ultimately resposible. Womack gone, Taman stays. And why do we need a VP Of Football Op. We did not have one in 66,89 or 2007. Bang on Bob. Truth hurts.

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and will say it again - I know coaches come and go, but I didn't like losing Etch, and even more so - didn't like losing those articulate, bright young coaches, Mike Scheper and Nelson Martin.

Darren said...

Hey, while we're at it let's blame Kavis Reed, Al Ford, Joe Faragelli, Paul LaPolice, Jim Eddy, Bill Quinter, Marcus Crandell, and Jim Gregory for all of our current woes. Poor Jim Daley doesn't even coach here anymore and he's being blamed by some for our current problems!! Give the guy a break.

Anonymous said...

Before this Season of Illusions unfolded, most picked the Riders to duke it out with Calgary and B.C. for first place. Seven games into the season, the Riders have won just once, lost six, and that one win came against a Montreal Alouettes team which lost quarterback Anthony Cavillo early in the game. Even with that huge advantage, the Riders barely won the game.

How did all this happen so swiftly? How, in the blink of an eye and the snap of a finger, did the Riders go from top to bottom? Well, there are many who now believe that it didn’t happen overnight. They figure it’s been a long time in the making.

These two paragraphs tell me just how little Bob knows about sport. To me, he is no different than any other message board jumper, except he has better grammar.
If everyone agrees it has been a long time coming then everyone should agree that we should never have held on to guys like O'Day, Morgan, and Davis as they took up spots for young guys to develop. We should have been more aware of losing guys like Chick and Fantuz to the NFL ... why did they get so much playing time instead of a replacement? Maybe J. Freeman shouldn't start anymore as he may be NFL bound as well.

The illusioned ones are the people who thought we would be sailing through this season after turning over half of our roster to retirement, NFL, injury, or releases PLUS turning over practically our entire coaching staff.

Think about it ....

Anonymous said...

this is bang on........

Anonymous said...

Hindsight is always 20/20, sure must be fun being a retired senior citizen Bobby boy !

Anonymous said...

Talk about lame "The illusioned ones are the people who thought we would be sailing through this season after turning over half of our roster to retirement, NFL, injury, or releases PLUS turning over practically our entire coaching staff."

Guess Edmonton had a secret formula for turning over half their roster and coaching staff. Show us how little you know as well.

Anonymous said...

Seriously though, why do we even have a VP of Football Operations??? Let them GM does his job!

Anonymous said...

Talk about lame "The illusioned ones are the people who thought we would be sailing through this season after turning over half of our roster to retirement, NFL, injury, or releases PLUS turning over practically our entire coaching staff."

Guess Edmonton had a secret formula for turning over half their roster and coaching staff. Show us how little you know as well.

Edmonton is not a good football team. They will be 4-7 at best the rest of the season.
The difference between Edm and Sask losing players from last season is Edm got rid of sh*tty players and dead weight and the Riders lost great players and team leaders. Huge difference.

Anonymous said...

If Darian was allowed to run free for 6,7,or 800 yards a season he may not last and could be gone due to injury. Perhaps forcing him to be a pocket passer is the best way for a long and healthy career similar to Cavillo. In a qb driven league we need to protect him and do some of the work for him like run the ball and catch and get open once in a while. Doug Berry may have the right idea and may be more forward thinking than his backs and receivers.

Luc Mulinder calling down the coaches? What are his credentials other than a Canadian passport? It seems that we have too many so so players which have been coached up that their talent has gone to their head and need not listen anymore. Who was Tad before he came here? How many pics and sacks will these two players get now that they are away from poor coaching? I suspect both will not be around next year.

Anonymous said...

Exactly Bob!!! You definitely hit 100 points on that article. Thanks for sharing your ideas, and hopefully the senior citizens(rider brass) will take it all in,and fix things. Right now I feel soooo hopeless with this.

GeorgesB said...

Funny how the 'pundits' picked the Green Machine to sit atop the West this year with Edm in the basement. Wasn't last year's Edm team picked to sit on top the West as well?

Where were the news stories when Greg Marshal was hired saying he was the wrong choice???

I guess it is human nature when the ship is sinking and all hope is lost, we don't try to fix the problem, the knives come out and it's every man for himself.

I know our boys can be better and win some games. Here I am, coming out to stand behind the team. Go Riders.

Sir said...

This article doesn't offer anything more than what is already being talked about in the blogs and discussion forums. The article offers nothing in the form of solutions to the team's woes.

Anonymous said...

Lynch must be fuming after reading this.

Anonymous said...

I listened to the game right up until the endzone interception by Calgary. Both Carm and Rod were bewildered why Berry called two pass plays in a row when the Riders were first and goal from the 5. So was the entire Rider nation. If there's one old boy who needs to go ASAP, it's Berry.

Anonymous said...

"The difference between Edm and Sask losing players from last season is Edm got rid of sh*tty players and dead weight and the Riders lost great players and team leaders. Huge difference."

Are Romero and Jackson those cast offs (dead weight) you refer too?

Anonymous said...

"The difference between Edm and Sask losing players from last season is Edm got rid of sh*tty players and dead weight and the Riders lost great players and team leaders. Huge difference."

Are Romero and Jackson those cast offs (dead weight) you refer too?

No, those were salary dumps and both have been great for us.

Anonymous said...

Miller and Marshall aren't the problem here. The problems lie within Hall, Burrato, Daley and Taman.

Any player wearing the logo would have gone to war and back for Miller, so make him GM/VP of Football Ops and gas Taman....the players see someone in the head office lose their job, perhaps it will start to get the culture back.

I have been told by more one than player Marshall in their mind is the problem, they want Grandpa back for the rest of the season. They say Marshall throws his players under the bus behind closed doors and they are sick of it.

Anonymous said...

WHATEVER!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hind sight is 20/20 Bob. Its easy to say some of this crap after it happens. The Riders have been to the Grey Cup three of the last five years so the Board and Hopson have made good choices overall. Yes there is a problem with the team right now! But I don't think its fair to blast everybody associated with the team. Find out what or who the problem is and fix it. The idiots that call for the team to clean house really must want knee jerk reaction type management like we had in the 11 years we missed the playoffs from 77 ti 86.
The Stomper

Anonymous said...

"Miller and Marshall aren't the problem here. The problems lie within Hall, Burrato, Daley and Taman.

Any player wearing the logo would have gone to war and back for Miller, so make him GM/VP of Football Ops and gas Taman....the players see someone in the head office lose their job, perhaps it will start to get the culture back.

I have been told by more one than player Marshall in their mind is the problem, they want Grandpa back for the rest of the season. They say Marshall throws his players under the bus behind closed doors and they are sick of it."

Dear Anonymous...how do you suppose we ended up with the likes of Hall, Burrato, Daly, Taman and Marshall? Wise up!

Anonymous said...

What the hell did Miller ever accomplish before he fell into the great team of Austin/Tillman. Now he gets a VP job??? His time has passed, him/Berry/Hall?Marshall and it appears Hopson is getting close.

Anonymous said...

Geez, you know the season has went down the tubes when a Bob Hughes article is met with mostly universal approval. Last winter Bob was ripped every time Rod posted his work on the blog which had a similar opinion to that which he is presenting in this article.
Also, where is the Monday Morning Goalie Rod? Feels wrong not to be able to read that on a Monday morning.

Anonymous said...

These dropped passes are killing the Riders. What they NEED to do is get Matt Dominguez out of the stands and off TV and back into #88. He's a big target and would work well with Durant.

Taman, Miller and Marshall have got to go. The Riders need to get on the phone with Roy Shivers and make an offer, like, yesterday.

Offensive coordinator? two words. Danny Barret.

Defensive coordinator. 2 words. Scott Schultz.

Make those moves today and we'll save the season.

Sir said...

Scott Schultz as DC? You have got to be joking. What has the guy coached? Just because he is critical of the Riders on a radio call-in show doesn't automatically qualify him to coach for the team. If that is the case, everyone on here that posts on this blog would qualify.

DB as OC? He and Roy practically got run out of town and you want to bring BOTH of them back?

My gosh. a 1-6 record and you got people smoking the crack pipe.

Anonymous said...

Shivers/Berret/Schultz???LOL. From the frying pan and into the fire. Liquired up this early? Typical Rider fan

Anonymous said...

Have you perhaps considered something a little more constructive...are you a season ticket holder? are you a shareholder? You have the right to DEMAND, yes, demand that someone be held accountable for this mess called the Riders. A firing of a sacrificial lamb, (i.e. Berry) won't get the job done. All the moaning and complaining in the world isn't going to start the change required in this organization. You need to contact the Rider front office or even better, the Board of Directors and let them know how you feel. Don't be an idiot about it...be respectful, but get your point across. We're not going to take this garbage that they're selling us as the Riders. We have a good team, but it's being managed poorly. The time for change is now Rider fans!

Anonymous said...

Obviously LaPolice and Reed have improved while our staff hasn't. Losing Crandell was/is a bigger hit than we could have estimated. Football, like any sport is a 'what have you done for me lately' business. What coaches (and players to the same extent at times) forget is that after a while excuses just amount to excuses. If Berry were to honestly look into the mirror on Sunday morning his resignation would have been on Taman's desk this morning.

3RD and 1 said...

Roy Shivers and Danny Barret??? Man you have to be joking. If your not, then you are the only Rider fan that would want that dynamic duo back in Riderville. Shivers has been in BC the last 3 years. What has he given them... NOT much.
Shivers way of thinking is no different than the class of coaches and GM we have right now.
As the srticle states, The new CFL has become a young man's game. Swag, intensity and brilliance comes with youth. When there's snow on the roof (grey) the fires just aint burning hot enough inside anymore.

Anonymous said...

Obviously the poster was just joking about bring back Danny Barrett, Matt Domingez and hiring Scott Schultz as DC. Lighten up melon heads.... also to those that have little or no respect for older coaches(shame on you Bob Hughes)many, many older coaches have succeeded inh the CFL. Some of the comments about this are childish or immature.(or is that too general)

The Stomper

Anonymous said...

Danny Barrett?! Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new stupidest man in town contest. Please identify yourself so we can send you your prizes.

Anonymous said...

The Riders have only one Grey Cup in that past 5 years instead of 3 because of a miscue and a couple of missed plays. Had they not happened, Mr. Hughes article would make no sense and Ken Miller would be up there as one of the all time great Rider head coaches.

Lee-Anne said...

Hindsight is always the best vision! I agree with Bob to a point. What experience does Miller have in this newly created position? He is a lifetime coach with no experience in management. O'Day is recently retired and also has no experience in management. Neither man has any experience in scouting or has any U.S. contacts. I love both men and have tremendous respect for both, but we need to stop inventing titles for people to keep them in the organization! Riders miss Womack more than people realize. He was disrespected by upper-management, so he took his talents to Hamilton. 3 of their starting receivers are rookies found by Joe. This is the man who should have been named GM, without having to answer to anyone!

Anonymous said...

Concerning last game.....really disappointing......opening snap over Durant's head , now second and 32 .....the rest is history. Second half , on Calgary's 5 ....why not 3 running plays to punch it in......not rocket science. I think Durant is ok butDinwiddie deserves start against Toronto.....players have lost confidence in Marshall , Hall and Berry....the coaching staff needs house cleaning.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous said...
Dinwiddie to start? Are you serious? The only problem with Durant is the coaching! Give your head a shake!

Anonymous said...

With Shivers and Barret were we ever 1-6? Everyone is bringing up the problems but that seems to be the only solution. Danny Barret would certainly be a better coach to Darian Durant than Doug Berry. Berry wants Durant to fail so he can bring in his Winnipeg boy Dinwiddie.

Roy could always scout and find good talent. Taman has an eye that rivals Stevie Wonder.

Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous said......ya, we need shaking up......start Dinwiddie,he came and shook things up at the end of last game in a positive way.......if Dinwiddie doesn't produce , yank him quick and back to Durant........Riders have got to try something different 1-6 speaks for itself.....give your head a shake and think about it.......gotta love the Riders though.

Anonymous said...

1-7 soon to be a reality....TOR 34 - Riders 21.

We will surely be the last place team in the league, once BC and Toronto win this week.

Listen, the only game our guys played well in was vs Montreal, where absolutely NOBODY picked them to win.

Anonymous said...

Bob did write an article in the off season on this very blog suggesting a young HC like Dave Dickenson.

Without Durant this team really has nothing.

And no the team isnt very good because of bad mgt and poor coaching.

Steve from saskatoon said...

Certianly truth in losing Cradell and Lapolice. Joe Womack also a blow. Fantucz and Bagg never replaced, even by americans. Miss Congi. We have never replaced Chick and Bags although hopes were high for Hawkins. Older players let go and some retirements have all led to this year's start. I think Miller got a golden handshake for his work with the team the last 4 years as the team has money now which is why we didn't get an explanation. No changes until the off season as that has always been the "old boys" approach with the Riders over the last 35 years.

RiderRipperinAlberta said...

Bobby Hughes... hasn't lost his touch or what! Best article on the Riders I've seen by anyone in the last couple of years. Please Riders, get rid of the cluster-@#&% at the top of this dung heap and some clear lines of authority. Young inexperienced players can't relate to old men. The balance has to shift back a bit to some young-guns mentality

Anonymous said...

Great Article!! Absolutely Fantastic!!

Brad In Weyburn

Anonymous said...

if we r able to create job descriptions(miller)because we r now successful financially,why r we not able 2 LURE austin back!give him $$$,power(coach-gm)and key to city!!!!

3RD and 1 said...

If Lapolice would have been given this team after the 2009 season we would surley be in a better place now. This article never stated that Ken Miller wasnt a good coach. What it states is that by sticking with Ken, knowing that he was retiring real soon. Has cost us dearly. We have lost all the youth of our coaches. We in Sask have a way of swinging all the way to the right followed by all the way to the left. We went from the "ALL BLACK" uniforms & company to the Kent,Ken,Kavis era. Followed by the Good old boys. When as a team and orginization will we ever have an even balance of everything. For when that happens, we will probably be on top of the league. (like Montreal)

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Dianne said...

Bang on Bob !! Ballsy, the Tillman hater, will be losing his mind over this article !!