Scott Mitchell was hired after Charlie Taaffe was hired.
Since he has taken the job of president, here is what has happened (not necessarily in this order):
The defensive coordinator resigned preseason due to health concerns.
Jason Maas is gone. Shaun King is gone. Timmy Chang is gone.
The OL has completely turned over at almost every position at least three times.
The receiving corps has turned over at least three times.
Jesse Lumsden spent half of the season injured. Terry Caulley and Anthony Dais each had multiple 100 yard games.
The running backs coach was shown the door.
Play calling duties were assigned to the head coach mid-season 2007.
Casey Printers was signed to the largest contract in the history of the CFL.
Casey Printers played about two games after arriving from the NFL as damaged goods.
The defensive line has turned over at least five times.
The secondary has turned over about five times.
The team finished 3-15 in 2007.
The defensive coordinator was shown the door.
Zeke Mareno was the leading tackler in the CFL (then he was traded - for a draft pick worse than the one the 'Cats had already).
The GM was shown the door.
Scott Mitchell guaranteed a playoff birth in 2008.
The Ticats are overhauled again, to predicatble results.
Charlie Taffee is fired.
Zeke Mareno is given away to a divisional rival during a playoff race. . . . . . for nothing . . . . a CIS draft pick.
Yes, that one should be on here twice, and maybe two more times.
Mareno's new team will make the playoffs, and wins four of five upon his addition to the roster.
Casey Printers continues to disappoint. Richie Williams may have regressed, and a rookie is the starting qb.
Lumsden is still hurt, and now so is Terry Caulley.
The OL and DL continue to be drastically overhauled. The secondary and receiving corps are also in flux.
After changing play callers for the fourth time in two years, Hamilton manages just 11 points against Montreal behind its sixth starting qb in the same time span.
Hamilton misses the playoffs - again - but has had four head coaches in three years (and seven OCs in six years?).
Hamilton's former OC's are reportedly applying to Auburn University for the OC spot there because they are said to be drawn to the "Stability and Consistency" the position offers.
Hamilton is 3-12 on Thanksgiving day and will be huge underdogs in its remaining three contests.
After finishing 3-15 in 2007 - the totally new 2008 'Cats look to finish . . . . 3-15.
Ticat fans and trolls alike continue to search for answers on the field.
No one calls for the impeachment of the President.
Maybe, just maybe putting a sports agent (someone who over values and over pays underacheivers) in the front office is like putting a fox in a henhouse. . .
Maybe the emperor has no clothes.
Maybe Scott Mitchell could not deliver on his promise. Maybe he never will.
Maybe it wasn't as easy as he thought it would be.
Maybe Scott Mitchell won't make a stupid guarantee that no one believes that costs Bob Young a lot of money in 2009.
Maybe somebody at the top should be held accountable for a 6-27 record.
Oh yeah - and they gave Zeke away for nothin'. . . . nothin'
Which is the exact same amount amout of improvement the 'Cats have shown in '08.
Playoff guarantee . . Playoff guarantee . . . cue Jim Mora voice. . . . ."Playoffs, are you kiddin' me? Playoffs?"
How does this guy have any credibility?