Class act. It's sad to see him retire. I thought maybe he'd stick around for one more shot at the Grey Cup, but evidently not. A players' coach.
I've always been impressed with how he's handled himself in the media, particularly when he said that revenge is a shallow motivator. Not words you expect to hear from a football man, but very much on point.
Good luck to you, Ken, in all your future endeavors. :thup:
I am scared a little that they're going to give it to a guy who's underqualified.
Miller knows (or I hope) that in order to keep this team as it is now, he needs a Coach who can keep the players active and motivated, knows how to use Durant and the others to the best of their abilities.
hiring some schmuck that wants to change things will screw this team up.
I'd be worried too! I can't imagine Rider fans happily watching him rage on the sidelines. He had to have been one of the most volatile coaches ever. Why would anyone put that temperament front and center, again?
Because people grow and learn from their mistakes?
Ken Miller's record in the Grey Cup game: 0-2.
Doug Berry's record in the Grey Cup game: 0-1, which might be 1-0 had his starting QB not broken his arm in the division final.
Not much to choose from between the two. Berry is a very astute offensive mind, and the same guy who guided Durant to 5500 passing yards this season, with Fantuz finishing on top of the league in receiving yardage.
Some fans don't want Richie Hall because he's too nice. Others don't want Doug Berry because he's too volatile. At the end of the day, you work with the pool of available candidates. Short of Taman and Miller finding the next Hufnagel or Trestman out of the blue, odds are good that the next SSK head coach will be someone currently employed as a coordinator (be it offensive or defensive) in the CFL.
I love that he is indeed staying on as VP. His attitude about not giving attitude (one might refer to it as class) is top notch, and it will still trickle down the line and rub off on people. He will still be around to help with free agency and signings if need be, and can focus on getting the right people in place instead of double duties. Plus, at almost 70, it is good to see he will be able to spend more time with his loved ones. Head coaching has got to be a stressful job, especially with such a passionate following and huge fan base that is often over critical.
Because Hall is well liked, and is a pretty classy guy himself, and seems to have a good work ethic, I would think he will be in the interview pool, as will Dave D, and Marshall...probably Berry to. I lean towards Berry getting it (hoping not), then the other candidates in that order.