Hmmmm , I see that June even though it is a bye week for the team , must've done his laundry as he's dressed in team colours for his presser unlike Austin who must've had all his team apparel in the washing machine at the local Laundry-mat for his presser yesterday . ??? :-\On another note I'm just wondering if this league is big enough for another guy named Jones as a HC ?
Gives a whole new meaning to the saying " Is itJune Yet " ?? Let's hope so !!!
Watch Head Coach Jones' first presser you'll get the most clear picture yet, and maybe ever, of how this all went down over the past few weeks.
Watch Kent Austin's video and see if you believe, as he says, "I'm excited about it."
I have to wonder where the guy, reportedly a friend of both Jones & Austin, who kick-started this change, now stands in the organization and its future, as seen by the owner and his CEO. And, just what is Kent Austin going to be doing now in the many hours he's been devoting to being a head coach? It all seems quite strange to me. But, following the Tiger-Cats is definitely going to be more interesting, for the remainder of the year, than I expected it would be a week or two ago.
Jones one-on-one and his presser seemed to indicate he dealt solely with Tillman and Mitchell. I hate that they would do this without Austin's involvement as the VP. Tillman is his subordinate and this seems like a power move on his part.
I'll reserve judgement on this peculiar move. We'll see if Jones can actually turn this around. He even mentioned execution as an important aspect of winning. This is what Austin has been saying for weeks.
New coach plus starting Masoli and releasing players like Chick sends a message to the players.
They have a bye week and I think this will have a positive effect, they are playing to secure their jobs, I think the team will be up for the Labour Day game and will beat the Argos.
June described the possible additional coach, with whom he's been talking, as "Not a change guy, just a guy I feel is real positive and had a lot of success."
I think that could be, and hope it is, Jeff Reinebold.
Good point ottawacat, I think if June Jones reached out to Reinebold, he would surely come back.
Reinebold would be the perfect right hand man for Jones due their close relationship, helping with ratio rules, etc.
One thing that Coach Jones will have to get used to if he wants to implement change, is the very limited practice time length and meetings rules in the CFL.
Tough to make changes during practice when you can't practice. :o
Even if Austin were outright fired from the organization, I'd still expect players to play it safe with their answers "Our job is to play hard no matter who the coach is... Looking forward doing whatever is asked of me... As players, our job is to go out there and win games... I'm excited about playing for [new coach], he brings a lot of knowledge and experience... I have a ton of respect for [departing coach], and I have a ton of respect for [new coach]... etc. etc. etc."
Most players are smart enough not to burn bridges even when they outright get cut.