When the Riders fired Marshall, consensus among media and fans was that without a doubt, Greg Marshall would be coachiung again in the CFL, at the very least as a defensive coordinator, and many, many, many successful coordinators have failed in brief stints as head coaches and then returned to successful coordinating (Burratto, Stubler, etc).
We've had a whole lot of coaching changes this off season.
In BC, Buono made way for Benevides to take over the head coach reigns, vacating the d coordinator duties. Stubler took over that role. Marshall was never even mentioned.
Stubler came sideways from Edmonton. The Esks promoted from within. Marshall's name was never mentioned.
In Toronto, Jim Barker, like Buono, moved upstairs and hired Scott Milanovich as his HC. Milanovich plucked Chris Jones out of Calgary in another sideways DC move. Marshall to the best of anyone's knowledge was never considered.
Calgary needed to replace Jones, again they promoted from within. Did Huf speak to Marshall at all?
Montreal hired Reinebold as DC. A blast from the long ago past, but again no hint or rumour at all of Marshall.
Hamilton lost DC Chamblin to Saskatchewan. I would assume that O'Bie, knowing Marshall very well would have considered him, but not a single sniff of Marshall's name attached to that job.
In 2004 Matt Dunigan took the HC job for a very poorly run Calgary Stampeder team. Even if he didn't make any rookie coaching errors, 7 or 8 wins would have been considered a great job considering what he had to work with there. But at a laughingstock 4-14, he was poison, and no one would touch his brilliant football savvy mind. To this day he has not coachedm and has not ever really received a serious offer.
Last year Marshall was hired in his first HC role, and was immediately handcuffed with no rush end and the league's worst secondary, yet was expected to win a Grey Cup. Has Taman killed Marshall's coaching career much like Feterik/Fateri ownership killed Dunigan's?
Will Taman do the same to Chamblin?