Steve Milton: Jim Barker, now coaching on Ticats’ sideline, has come ‘full circle’
Jim Barker working as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ offensive assistant coach, after so many years — and one notorious sideline controversy — with the Toronto Argonauts,
is proof the CFL is too small a league to hold big grudges.
When they heard the news, Jim Barker’s kids couldn’t believe it.
"They said, ‘You’re going there? Of all places?’ " the Tiger-Cats’ offensive assistant coach laughed this week as he recalled signing here as a football operations consultant in January, after being so closely associated with the Toronto Argonauts for so many years.
Although he’s still listed as a consultant in the team’s media guide, the 63-year-old Barker is now one of the Ticats’ 11 official coaches. He’s been working with offensive coordinator Tommy Condell, undertaking a variety of assignments, since June Jones departed right before training camp