In his second season at the helm, Ryan Dinwiddie guided the Argonauts to an 11-7 mark to claim with the East Division crown, while pushing his career record to 20-12. Toronto went 6-3 on the road and 7-3 in-Division. This is the Elk Grove, Calif., native’s second-straight nomination for this award.
Mike O’Shea led Winnipeg to a league-best 15-3 record, including an 8-1 showing at IG Field and a 10-1 mark against divisional opponents. Winnipeg’s win total established a new franchise record with the team set for a fourth consecutive Western Final appearance. At eight seasons, the North Bay, Ont., native is the longest-serving coach in the CFL with a career record of 82-58. His .833 winning percentage this season surpassed his previous best of .786 established last season.
COY is one year end award that should be decided on merit strictly on a team basis . It's rather silly that the rules state that it's an East vs West setup . To me the two finalists should've been O'Shea and Campbell .
O'Shea kept a powerhouse humming and actually bettered his record of last season along the way . Campbell resurrected a mediocre , moribund team before he got there and brought them back from the dead after two seasons of missing the play-offs .
Yes, of course, meaning O'Shea would probably win no matter the format. This is starting to look remarkably like another debate on single/two division set-up for the league, isn't it? We didn't get the 2 best to pick from, a point that could be raised with the other categories as well. Tis what it is. 20-0 right now I see.