The preliminaries are nearly complete in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers search for a new head coach.
The CFL team conducted at least one interview yesterday and though no one would confirm it, they likely talked with Toronto Argonauts offensive co-ordinator Kent Austin.
Joe Paopao, Greg Marshall (both formerly of Ottawa) and Richie Hall (Saskatchewan) have been interviewed. Calgary co-ordinators Steve Buratto and Denny Creehan and Montreal’s offensive co-ordinator Doug Berry are still on the team’s radar.
Bomber general manager Brendan Taman says there are a few more candidates to grill and he hopes to complete the first round of interviews by the end of the week.
After that the list will be shortened to two or three names with a final decision coming in a few weeks … hopefully.
“We’ll push it to mid-February if we have to – to find the right guy,” Taman said, only partially joking. “But mid-December is what we’re shooting for, that’d be ideal for everybody.”