This is from TSN's website, a thumbs down to the timing of announcing the COY award.[url=http://www.tsn.ca/shows/the_reporters/feature/?fid=10324]http://www.tsn.ca/shows/the_reporters/f ... ?fid=10324[/url]
Dave Hodge, TSN: My thumb is down to the Canadian Football League's version of afterthought. This week, the CFL saluted Saskatchewan's Kent Austin as its Coach of the Year....for last year. Austin won't coach in the league this year, so he's Mississippi's Kent Austin now. Mind you, he's a worthy winner of the award for 2007, with a Grey Cup to prove it, but it would be much nicer to honor him during or immediately following the CFL season. There might actually be some publicity attached to the announcement. I often argue that the NHL picks its Coach of the Year too early, but the solution is not to wait so long that the best CFL coach is no longer a CFL coach.I do agree with Hodge. The voting is done at the end of the regular season, and it takes 3 months to count all the votes? IMO, this award should be presented during GC week. Any thoughts?