Grover

Things that make you go, Hmmmmm.......

The TiCat Austin Era
Dec.17/2012 - ??

http://ticats.ca/kent-austin-named-tiger-cats-consultant/

Scott Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, announced Thursday that Kent Austin will transition into a new role with the team as a consultant for the football club.
“Kent’s made a great contribution to a very successful period for the Tiger-Cats,” said Mitchell. “When you lead the team to three-straight Eastern Finals and two Grey Cup appearances, and play some of the most exciting playoff games in Tiger-Cats history, it’s a period of time that fans will never forget. We think we’re poised for another run and Kent has been a very important part of that architecture. We’re looking forward to his continued contribution, albeit in a new role.”
In over four seasons as a head coach in Hamilton, Austin led the Tiger-Cats to two East Division titles, three Eastern Final appearances, and Grey Cup games in 2013 and 2014. The team also finished top-two in the East in four consecutive seasons (2013-16) under Austin, marking only the second time (1998-2001) the Tiger-Cats had done so since the 1960’s.
“Roles in organizations change from time to time and I have been privileged to work for outstanding people for many years here in Hamilton,” said Austin. “As I transition to a new role, I am excited to continue to have the opportunity to play a part in the team’s future success and to cultivate even stronger relationships that have been developed during my career with the Tiger-Cats.”
After appointing June Jones as Head Coach of the Tiger-Cats and stepping away from the role on August 24, 2017, Austin focused his efforts on his front office role to help lead the team back to where it had been since his arrival in Hamilton. Austin brought back Jones in December and led the Ticats through free agency that saw the return of all of the team’s key free agents including quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, wide receivers Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker, and defensive tackle Ted Laurent. Austin also made several important trades that put the Tiger-Cats in a great position for the upcoming 2018 CFL Draft where the team will make five selections in the top 20 picks.
As Austin moves into a consulting role, the football operations structure remains intact under the leadership of General Manager Eric Tillman, Assistant General Manager and Director of Football Operations Shawn Burke, and Assistant General Manager and Director of Canadian Scouting Drew Allemang.
“With Head Coach June Jones, Assistant Head Coach Orlondo Steinauer and Defensive Coordinator Jerry Glanville, in combination with the collective experience of Eric, Shawn and Drew, we feel very confident we have a structure and collective group of people who will help us get to where we want to be which is competing for the Grey Cup,” added Mitchell.

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Hammertown Proud

Out Kent goes....

Not surprising.

New times for the Cats.

Aerial

Well he can be thankful that Russ Jackson never was a great coach ie. administrator.  The great ones usually never do turn out to be that, usually, not always of course.  Gretzky was more or less a disaster.  It'll be interesting how Calvillo turns out.

But KA seems to be an excellent fit into the CFHFM IMHO.
I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating - Former Saints General Manager Jim Fink

safetyblitz

Cue all the people who will insist that despite this latest announcement, Austin is "still in charge".

mr62cats

I'll check back at the end of September to see if the last line of the news release still applies.

GOTC1

Cue all the people who will insist that despite this latest announcement, Austin is "still in charge".
NO. He's been let go. 
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Grover

This adds a lot more to this story.

With Austin out, Ticats to go with “collaborative effort” in front office

General manager Eric Tillman, assistant general manager and director of football operations Shawn Burke, and assistant general manager and director of Canadian scouting Drew Allemang all remain with the organization but none of the trio has final say.

“Where we are right now, most of the hay is in the barn in terms of the big decisions that need to be made, now it’s about the competition in training camp. June will make those decisions in terms of the composition of the roster,” Mitchell said. “The ongoing personnel decisions will be a collaborative effort between Eric, Shawn and Drew in conjunction with others.”
Mitchell confirmed that Tillman was not “in charge” of football operations and that assistant head coach Orlondo Steinauer will also play a role.

Mitchell said Austin’s role has been under review since he stepped down as head coach after an 0-8 start last season. Austin has said he prefers coaching and there were reports this winter that he was pursuing opportunities that would get him back on the side line.
“Kent and I have had a lot of discussions about this and we had a lot of discussions about this going back to the mid-way point of last season,” Mitchell said. “Kent’s always been focussed on the success of the organization but I think he wants to look at where he wants to be in the future. This allows him to contemplate that.”

MORE HERE
http://3downnation.com/2018/04/12/austin-ticats-go-collaborative-effort-front-office/

Their are a lot of big name cooks in the kitchen with no head Chef, pretty much sums this up.  :o

Hank01


  Kinda think he's been a consultant since he stepped down last season . Not really a new thing just a clarification of his position with the team .

  They value his football knowledge and input but they are going in another direction for some time now . 

ExPat

This is the most drawn-out farewell ever.  

of course

Clearly, Austin wants to coach again.  Now, Austin is free to pursue coaching opportunities, because he is no longer a boss here.

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Austin pop up in Halifax as HC when that expansion franchise is rubber stamped.
 

Onemoredork

..and the bullseye on his arse inheirited by Jones from Austin just got a foot bigger.

Slomojo2005

So fans and TiCat brass are happy with basically booting out a guy who has led this team to 2 Grey Cup appearances ( a penalty away from 1 championship) and 3 Eastern finals??  Wow! 
Still a consultant but basically has been given his walking papers.  Good luck Kent.  Good, memorable years behind us.  Unfortunately IMO, not to be repeated with JJ running the team!  sorry!

Killer91

So fans and TiCat brass are happy with basically booting out a guy who has led this team to 2 Grey Cup appearances ( a penalty away from 1 championship) and 3 Eastern finals??  Wow!
Still a consultant but basically has been given his walking papers.  Good luck Kent.  Good, memorable years behind us.  Unfortunately IMO, not to be repeated with JJ running the team!  sorry!
He had a good run but then for some reason lost his judgement and never seemed the same the last couple of years.

schmenger

The same person who never valued the importance of a running game and under valued the need for a solid offensive line.

Slomojo2005

So fans and TiCat brass are happy with basically booting out a guy who has led this team to 2 Grey Cup appearances ( a penalty away from 1 championship) and 3 Eastern finals??  Wow!
Still a consultant but basically has been given his walking papers.  Good luck Kent.  Good, memorable years behind us.  Unfortunately IMO, not to be repeated with JJ running the team!  sorry!
He had a good run but then for some reason lost his judgement and never seemed the same the last couple of years.
Agree that he lost his judgement last couple.  But he did quite well prior and I tip my hat to him for that.
 


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