You have no right making that assumption about me.
You also have no right telling me I know nothing about Taaffe.
Taaffe was his own offensive co-ordinator in Montreal and his offense did very well, Also, i dont know why you say he worked under Mathews in Montreal because he did not. He was a co-ordinator for 2 years and that offense did well... the only team that was better in 98 and 99 were Lancaster's Ticats.
He worked under Dave Richie not Don Matthews.
As for your your extremely stupid question about Coaches and their nationality... of course I dont care where they come from, only that they can do the job. I was just as happy about the Marshall hiring as everyone else... but when we can sit in the stands and say "Why the heck are they going for 2?" ... "Why the heck are they NOT kicking the onside kick with 1:30 left?" simply tells me that the guy couldn't make the easiest of football decisions, nevermind the hard ones (Player-wise). We cut some good players in the last 2 camps and I wonder how this team would have been had Marshall kept the best players for this team... not his favourite ones.
I dont care where a coach comes from, but if you are gonna sit there and tell me that American coaches aren't more experienced, aren't used to real pressure, and don't have more training and development in place than CIS coaches... then you are no better than someone who insists coaches have to be from the US.
Marshall should have been some sort of an assistant rather than given the whole team to run... there's no question that what he did at MAC in terms of player recruitment was great, but as a x's and o's football coach i have yet to see him as capable.
And for the record Wally Buono isnt American and I would take him over anyone else in the CFL.