Mike Gibson, Steve Buratto to leave Ticats

For what it's worth, Perry Lefko is saying that Mike Gibson is gone.

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"Meanwhile in Hamilton, offensive co-ordinator Mike Gibson is expected to part company with the Tiger-Cats, though it is related to personal reasons that have nothing to do with football."

Let the speculation begin.

He may be leaving on his own to save face because he knows he was going to be axed.

When you're being run out of town, get out in front and make it look like a parade.

I the club really does follow through and present it that way, Gibson won't be alone on his way out. Out with him will go the organization's credibility.

We scored 13 points in a playoff game we were supposed to win. We had no running game in that game, either. We need to turn the page on Gibson and get better offensively if we ever hope to contend.

8) Look for Greg Marshall to be the next one to go !!

Agree.While he was pretty good, better is better and Hall is a legendary DC.Sometimes change in the staff is all you need to spark greatness, just ask the Arblows.

Sounds like Santa got my Christmas list...lol.

I'd be sorry to see Marshall go. I like most of what he's done with our D, but if he is having issues with the head coach doing his job and being involved with the D can't expect to keep him.

While I don't like to see anyone lose their job it is part of our workplace reality. Gibson is a liability to the Offence and a change is best for everyone concerned.

What we don't know about Marshall is whether his 'bend don't break' scheme was due to his personal philosophy or the ability of the players he had to work with.

Richie Hall would be a nice addition to the TiCats staff. He is also well regarded in Saskatchewan and depending on what Ken MIller does there may be opportunities on the prairie.

Drew says it’s done, Burrato too.

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I agree with many of you that Gibson should be gone. I probably won't miss him. However, I'm not so sure about the idea of losing Burrato. I always figured that Burrato would be a good candidate to replace Gibson as OC. I wonder who Obie and Marcel have in mind to fill these positions now? 8)

Suddenly, there are a lot of personal problems among our problem personnel.

Cmon Marcel man up and admit you fired them. The good guy routine is getting stale. Show your in control

I dunno, but when "personal reasons" are cited, I always give the benefit of the doubt..........just in case there is actually something serious in their personal life that we don't know about.

Were going to have a brand coaching staff except for the head coach.

Dave Naylor just tweeted:
Cats OC Mike Gibson is leaving because he wants to work in Western Canada. Look for him to join ET in Edmonton. They were together in Sask. (those are his personal reasons).

I wonder what Buratto's 'personal reasons' are, and should be interesting to see how long it takes the team to let go Marshall of his duties or to confirm he'll be back (I guess they won't confirm until the HC jobs are all taken)...

Buratto's wife has serious health problems. She has had them for a long time. That may be the issue.

Seeing as Hall and Bellefeuille are good friends, I wouldn't be surprised to see them working together in Hamilton. I'd like to see that here.

Here's an idea;

Demote Marcel Bellefeuille to Offensive Coordinator

Promote Greg Marshall to Head Coach

Hire Richie Hall as Defensive Coordinator

The Offensive Line job will solve itself

Just a thought.

Not a great idea. Bellefeuille's offenses have never been better than mediocre (Saskatchewan, Montreal, Hamilton).

So TSN is reporting that both Buratto and Gibson are gone. Replacement ideas?

Regarding his wife, Judy Buratto, a 2007 article in Canada.com stated:

"The couple has been apart since training camp began. Judy Buratto has macular degeneration and is legally blind, which forced her to stay near her family in Boise while her husband found his bearings in Toronto. A car accident four years ago has also made it difficult for her to get around easily.

"The damage is done and we just have to live with it now, and consequently, I really do need Steve's help a lot," she said. "It's very difficult for me to cook or anything, so he just does it all. And when a coach works 16 hours a day, seven days a week, all he needs is some tether around his neck like me."


Steve is in his mid-sixties and he does have a lot on his plate on a personal level. I wish him the best in whatever choice he makes.

Oski Wee Wee,