Realty One

Access

Regina Rams Football

Friday, March 10, 2017

RIDERS QB JAKE WATERS RETIRES


From the Roughriders Friday afternoon:

QB Jake Waters has retired from the Saskatchewan Roughriders to become an offensive graduate assistant coach at Iowa State University.


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

No more Waters, but still a Bridge.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps one day soon Robert Griffin 3 will head to the CFL.

Anonymous said...

And so it starts. First casualty of the Young signing? Or was the competition too tough already? Or does he just see an opportunity for something positive and goes for it. I'm sure this will open the doors to multiple opinions!!

Anonymous said...

Another retirement...sounds like the start of last year lol.

Anonymous said...

Guy says no water but still a bridge...its going to be like the London bridge song and you know how that ends lmao.

Anonymous said...

I'd take a Bridge over troubled Waters.

Anonymous said...

How is it a casualty? He has an opportunity to start a coaching career. He wasn't going to be the starter here this year and guess what genius? A coach at Iowa state makes a hell of a lot more cash than a third string back up QB in the CFL. Spin the Young signing any which way you want but the only way this untested unheralded QB was staying is if he was annointed as the starter. And if your feeble little brain can comprehend that, imagine the backlash of that.

Anonymous said...

Who is Jake Waters??

Rocker said...

He is becoming an asst coach at Iowa State

Anonymous said...

In 2 years he will be making more $ than 90 percent of the riders roster

Anonymous said...

He sucked anyways.

Anonymous said...

Young will go 15-3 this year

Scott154d said...

Good move. Waters got a great job under one of the top, young coaches in the NCAA, Matt Campbell.

Anonymous said...

Young 15 and 3...what are you smoking lol

Tim from Kansas said...

My understanding is a graduate assistant coach is a graduate student, meaning he has to be working on a masters degree while coaching. He gets free tuition, has to go to class, and works about 60 hours a week as a grunt level coach, and gets a stipend of about $1,000 per month which pays for gas and mac and cheese.

It is a way to break into the coaching business for bright young guys. NCAA allows each team a few graduate students. I don't think he's doing it for the money, he'll get paid more by the Riders I suspect. He's moving on with his life.

Anonymous said...

The writing is on the wall. Young will be getting all the reps until he falls flat on his face. The likes of Kinne, Bennett and Bridge will be picking up scraps. Waters wasn't pleased with this arrangement and found an alternative. Who could blame him?