Figured we may as well get a thread for it
I am happy to see how the interim guys do, but O'day I am not a fan of.
- ET is apparently a front runner:
Not a shocker IMO, but there are people on the board who will scream bloody murder. He would come home for Family in a heartbeat.
...coincidentally...we see "the leak" was on the Board...just sayin...I was 85-90% sure I knew the source with confidence...I am 95+ now
- Murphy...I would be all over it. Hands down my favorite pick. I feel ET is a solid GM on his own with all his favorable contacts, but I feel Murphy would actually build a scouting and recruiting system
...obviously the GM's call, and who gets selected will heavily dictate who comes on board. ET = someone like Lapo. Murphy might surprise people
Orlondo Steinauer - Can't argue that he goes for it all. Love his aggression. He was a successful DB coach, and has been given pretty free reigns in Hamilton...it has looked good on him, and here is the nice part...he works with a pretty young lineup...THAT is appealing.
Paul LaPolice - great guy...understands all phases of the game...is someone that might some day be a GM candidate. He took an absolute crap Bomber team to the GC after a 4-14 season, then tanked the next season...he had a horrid GM and NOTTA for QB that season. I questioned some of his Staffer choices. Paul wants to be a HC...Likes TSN...Loves coaching. the thing people overlook with Paul...he is only 45 even though he seems to have been around forever.
Noel Thorpe - the guy has put up solid Ds with what I would say is not top end talent overall. He has the players respect and is still known as the boss
Dickenson...yeah...CRAIG, not Dave. Dave ain't going nowhere. Craig has bounced around and done well everywhere, but I question if he is willing to put in the off-season time...this is a major concern
Those are a few names off the top of my head. Steinauer and Lapo are standouts out of them. Steinauer likely won't get a great look, because I think they want to go to an offensive minded coach...which in the new CFL is likely smart. Lapo is the safe pick. He is not going to be a total flop...almost assured. Crazy easy to get along with and very very level...and I think THAT appeals to them
My prediction is ET and Lapo will be the new tandem in 2016