Higgins Steps down as Dir. of Officiating


"It's our understanding Tom intends to seek a position on the competitive side of football, as a coach, general manager or administrator," CFL commissioner Mark Cohon said in a statement. "We thank him for his efforts and wish him the very best in his future endeavours."

REDBLACKS possibly?

Montreal HC?

Most positions are filled.

Couldn't be any worse than the Hawkins hiring...

im thinkin DC of Ottawa. Higgins and Campbell have a long history together and have won Grey Cups together :cowboy:

Makes sense. A first time HC would do well to find assistants he can trust implicitly, and who know the league inside and out. I'd would be a little surprised to see Higgins take an assistant job at this stage of his career. Mind you, he's been out of the coaching game for a few years, so maybe the jump directly back into a head coach role isn't realistic. Intuitively, it seems more likely for him to surface with Campbell as an assistant than as new HC in Montreal, but I guess we'll find out. Maybe it will be something else entirely.

Steve Simmons, Sun Media, in his weekend column says "the league fired Higgins" even though it put out a press release saying "he resigned."

After posting, above, I found this report which confirms Simmons' statement:

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Interesting article. Although the officiating has been rough this year Cohon should have had the guts to call it like it is.

Cohon was waiting for a video review of the call. :wink:

From the article,

According to Higgins, Cohon and league president Michael Copeland were very complimentary of his performance in the job, but they indicated a desire to hire a technical person with actual officiating experience.

Perhaps our favorite, Jake Ireland