New Argo Head Coach candidates

The Globe and Mail

Gord Naylor Nov. 28 2008

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Argos have set Feb. 1 as a deadline for hiring a new head coach,
a date that allows them to pursue...from both sides of the border.

Such a late date would also seem to have its drawbacks.

i.e. the Argos have had to tell..their coaching staff
that they are free to pursue other jobs for 2009.

The Argos met with former New York Giants
head coach Jim Fassell on Wednesday in Detroit.

Apparently, Toronto has recently met with

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive co-ordinator Richie Hall

and Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall.

Other candidates expected to draw serious consideration are

University of Buffalo quarterbacks coach Danny Barrett
and recently retired former CFL Head coach Dave Ritchie.

Several sources say the Argos have an interest in
Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Tom Clements,

who played in the CFL with Ottawa and Winnipeg.

Some may say..slim pickin's..among the Argo coaches

Offensive Coordinator Steve Buratto
Offensive Line Coach Bill MacDermott

Receivers Coach Jerome Erdman

Defensive Coordinator Kavis Reed

Defensive Consultant Mike Walker

Linebackers Coach Brad Miller

Special Teams Coordinator Marcello Simmons

Let's see if this will get the ball rolling...

Maybe Marcel might want to hire Brad Miller,
his former Montreal Alouette colleague

as his Defensive Co-ordinator

Brad Miller....Linebackers Coach

Toronto Argos

CFL experience

Miller coached two seasons in Montreal (2006-07) as a defensive line coach,
with specific focus on the defensive ends, [and as Assistant Head Coach.]

The 2006 Als finished first in the East

and boasted a front line that
finished fourth in the CFL in sacks.

In both 2006 and 2007 his line was among the most proficient
at preventing rushing touchdowns in the entire league.

While in Edmonton (1996-00), he coached former Argo
and CFL Hall of Fame linebacker Willie Pless

and won a Grey Cup championship in 1997.

He was named Defensive Coordinator in 2000
and his unit was among the top-four

in 11 different defensive categories.

Miller broke into the CFL in 1995 with
the Birmingham Barracudas as a linebackers coach.

NFL experience.

Prior to joining the Alouettes,

he spent five seasons with the NFL’s
Green Bay Packers (2001-05).

He was a Special Teams Assistant with the Packers in 2005

From 2001-2004 he was their defensive assistant.

Green Bay won three division titles and made
the playoffs four times during Miller’s tenure.

A steward of football in Canada, the Pasadena, California
native helped to found the Varsity Stars game

which later evolved into the CIS East-West Bowl.

Today the game is renowned as the preeminent
prospects game for CFL scouts and evaluators.

Args are just the team to bring in a former successfull nfl coach and nfl type system to please the nfl fans and media- Fassell . :thup:

what grey cup did he win? Argos won in 1997, not the Eskimos. where are you getting your information?

According to this article by Perry Lefko on today, Mike Benevides has moved near the top of the list of candidates to be the next head coach of the Toronto Argonauts:

[url=] ... benevides/[/url]

Of note to Ticat fans is Lefko's assertion that Rich Stubler is still on the Argo payroll. However, he does not state how much longer this will be the case. If Stubler is on the Argo payroll for all or part of 2009, the chances of him becoming the Ticat defensive coordinator would be almost nil.

You are likely correct. If so, the Argo website got that wrong.