Would Marc Trestman come out of retirement for one more tour of duty? He's a pretty young looking 66, five years younger than Pete Carroll. It would be worth exploring - experienced, thoughtful, and very even keeled...
How in the world is Ritchie Hall not on here. The guy was handed a crap hand with the Elks forever ago and never given the reigns again. I honestly think he deserves a second shot - he's a freaking defensive genius.
I would really turn a fresh eye to U-Sports coaches. With the quality of players being turned out I would bet guys like Chris Morris (U of A) AJ Gass, (former U of A) and even guys from semi pro leagues you may find some fresh new blood to add to the coaching ranks in Canada.
He played for Ottawa,he was asst coach under great George Brancatto ,he was a great coach. Think his last stint was GM of Tiger Cats. I wrote him a letter with some old memories to him while with Ticats,I included a miniature Bible,talked Grey Cups,etc.
Bob sent me a hand written letter on Ticat stationary ,sharing with me great memories of things I said,thanked me for being a pure die hard CFL fan,we talked of his long career,we both agreed Argos won 1987 Grey Cup if not for Renfroe injuring his knee. Was tough loss. He thanked me for the Bible I sent him ,said it would be used. I Treasure that letter