There was never a better candidate to go from CIS coach direct to CFL head coach than Marshall
I am sure there are A FEW CIS Coaches both past and present that would take EXCEPTION to this statement.
Granted, Marshall was the PERFECT FIT for Hamilton when ALL things were considered. All things, including the fact that he was coaching in a COMMUNITY which was very FAMILIAR with his face ... and for a team that was facing EXTINCTION.
Once the bums were back in the seat, so to speak, and ALL EYES were on Muleshall, and HIS PRODUCT ... it was PLAIN to SEE he was absolutely not ready for the CFL.
P.S - Many of you may not know this ... but Marshall was NOT the FIRST Canadian University head Football coach to GO PRO as a Head Coach ... ANYONE remember the head coach of the Mount Allison Mounties in 1990? Well, his name was Jacques Duseault ... he went from the head coach of the AUAA Mounties to be the Head football coach of the Montreal Machine of the (quickly defunct) World Football League.