The CFL club announced Monday that Jamie Elizondo has resigned from that post to pursue other opportunities. Elizondo is reportedly looking to join the Tampa Bay franchise in the XFL, whose head coach/GM is Marc Trestman, formerly of the Montreal Alouettes (2008-12) and Toronto Argonauts (2017-18).
And it looks as if Elizondo's departure wasn't necessarily an amicable one. The headline on the Redblacks' statement on his leaving was “Elizondo Quits On Redblacks.''
Perhaps their relationship became frayed when Ottawa blocked Elizondo from interviewing for Saskatchewan’s head coaching position this off-season: https://3downnation.com/2019/01/19/riders-denied-permission-to-interverview-redblacks-elizondo-for-head-coach-job/
Elizondo spent the last three seasons with Ottawa, helping the franchise win the Grey Cup in 2016. And last season, quarterback Trevor Harris cracked the 5,000-yard passing plateau with the Redblacks for the first time in his CFL career.
Elizondo's departure adds to what's been an off-season to forget for Ottawa. Harris (Edmonton), running back William Powell (Saskatchewan), receiver Greg Ellingson (Edmonton), defensive lineman AC Leonard (Saskatchewan), defensive back Rico Murray (Hamilton) and offensive lineman SirVincent Rogers (Edmonton) are among the players to leave in free agency.
(With flies from the Canadian Press)