1 of these 3 will likely be the next head coach in Hamilton. If Steinauer does really well in Fresno he will likely stay in Fresno for another season and if he stays, then doesn't get another job elsewhere in the NCAA, then I can see him returning to Hamilton but it will only work if Austin stays on for another season. If Austin is gone, and the Tiger-Cats go hard after him, it will come down to him being comfortable in Fresno, and we just wont know the answer until fall.
LaPolice failed as a head coach, but he is a respected CFL'er and also has improved overall as a offensive coordinator in Winnipeg. The offense is rolling, and he has been true to his word when he returned, he learned a lot when he was away and added to his coaching philosophy, studying the game intensely.
Claybrooks has done extremely well in Calgary and if Dickenson left while Claybrooks being on the staff, he would be promoted. But will Hamilton chose him over the 2 above? doubtful.
As far as your picks go.....
Matt Dunnigan....disaster as a HC in Calgary.
Mike Benevides.....disaster as HC in BC.
Richie Hall....disaster as a HC.
Rich Stubler....disaster as a HC in Toronto.
Anthony Calvillo, oh please, he is far from ready to become a HC at this point.
Neil Thorpe..... a possibility !!
I'm just wondering , just what does a 13-5 season look like ? Being a Cat fan I've never seen one of these .
I seem to recall what an 11-7 looks like but it was a long time ago around 16 or so long years ago in the early two thousands just a couple of years after we won some trophy called the Grey Cup . You all remember what the Grey Cup is don't you ? It's that trophy that every other team but us seems to win on occasion at the end of the season .
Must be hard for you guys to take. Do you think we could petition the league to expunge those Grey Cups from the official record? Just declare that the championship games were unopposed in those years.
I would like to see some new young blood injected into the club in the HC position myself, someone like Mike O'Shea who bring something fresh to the table and not someone who has had the HC job and failed, what would change? My thought is Khari Jones.