"This team has a lot of talent; we have six games left, and we are still in it,'' Chapdelaine said in a statement. "When I was coaching in B.C. in 2011, we made a run like this and ended up winning the Grey Cup. "That's possible for this group of players.''
"Each of our current co-ordinators, as well as Jacques, will be fully vetted as part of this interview process.'' (in the search for a permanent head coach.)
"A head coaching change mid-season is challenging, but Jacques is the right man for the job. Both Jim Popp and (team president) Mark Weightman played vital roles in this decision process, which led to a unanimous selection, and we believe Jacques will catalyze an immediate and positive effect as we try to make the playoffs,'' he added.
"Jacques is an excellent football coach. He knows the Xs and Os as well as how to get the most out of his personnel. We have six games left this season and are only two games out of playoff contention. Jacques is the best person to lead an immediate turnaround as we try and make a playoff run. ''
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