I include the moves/changes, both in coaches and players,that are more likely to happen during this 2012-2013 off-season.
Easy for me to say,since I don't have to pay for it, but I surely do hope that the Als will add 1 more coach in 2013.roughly +$110,000.- I hope that the defensive coordinator will not have to also be the coach of DBs,or LBs or DL.
Jeff Reinebold: I am positive that he will not return in 2013. Signed a 1 year contract that will expire next month. I would not be surprised if he leaves before end of next month. The new defensive coordinator will have a 4-3 defense/system. Internally,candidates could be Mike Sinclair and Matt Sheldon. Externally, some of the candidates could be Mike O'Shea-not my preference-and Orlando Steinauer, both of the Argos.
Andy Bischoff: Will remain with Als,but with less reponsabilities/functions. He could remain be the Special Teams Coordinator and also Administrative Assistant to Head coach; if so, Brendan Nuget could become running back coach. A new Special Teams Coordinator could be hired and Andy would remain as running back coach and Adm. Asst. to Head Coach.
Rod Davis LB,I. As I wrote before, given his salary,age and the new 4-3 defence, I don't expect him back in 2013. Marc-Olivier Brouillette could be an OLB or it could be Kyries Hebert; if Hebert, Marc-Olivier would be the starting safety.
Dahrran Diedrick FB,N. Won't be back. The Als will-unless not available- draft Steven Lumbala,RB, in the first round of the 2013 CFL draft.
Chima Ihekwoaba DE,N. Won't be back/will become a free agent. A major disappointment. Bo Adebayo and Ameet Pall will be much better than Chima.
Adriam McPherson QB,I. With the return of Anthony,Adriam will become a free agent,unless he is traded before free agency begins. The Als have at least 10 QBs on their negotiating list and some of them could be invited to training camp; I also expect Kyle Quinlan to be invited to training camp. Some of the QBs that could eventually interest the Als are: Rhett Bomar,27, former 5 th round choice of Giants,in 2009,Brian Brohm,27, former 2 nd round choice of the Packers,Jacory Harris,22 and Troy Smith,2006 Heisman winner and 5th round choice of Raven in 2007.
Luc Mullinder DE,N. Will retire,according to Herb.
Wopamo Osaisai DB,I. no surprise.
There could be other moves,particularly if the Als cannot come to agreements with Jeff Perrett and/or Andrew Woodruff; personnally,, I foresee at least 1 of them back. I say Jeff Perrett will be the first to agree to a new agreement. I expect Brian Bratton and Eric Deslauriers to be in training camp.