It would prolly have to be head coach & offensive coordinator combo to bring Plop into the $375k to $410k arena - money which he cannot make in Winnipeg, no matter that he’s the highest paid assistant in the league (*June Jones)
Right now I’d put the odds needle at 61% in favour of Plop moving West . . . .
Few reasons -
Plop is the soul outlier on the Bombers coaching & managing group - he’s not part of the canadian mafia - and still has sore ears from the whipping he took at the hands of the grossly incompetent Joe Mack a few years back.
The money is life altering - and may not be available anytime in the next few years, perhaps too long for Plop to keep waiting. $400k vs. $240k, guaranteed over the next 4 to 5 years (I wouldn’t take a 2 or 3 year contract Paul, not in Regina anyways)
on the downside - while the money is enormously enticing, the Riders unsettled QB situation forces the needle to set at only 61%; also inheriting a staff he’s bound to for the balance of the season - and what to do with the Bob McAdoo as his assistant?
Should explain the outlier effect. Outliers are not really part of the clique wherever they may roam. When you look at the bomber mafia, etc. you’ll find a CEO (Wadzilla) who would not be attractive in any other market, a GM who’s still seen as somewhat green and doesn’t have exemplary american player contacts and a coach who’s got a career .500 mark and seems to be puzzled easily and not exactly a great offensive mind (to put it lightly). Whatever the woes in Regina, QB-wise, Plop knows he might just have to take a bullet this year (5-13 to 7-11 looms) before he and his organization can make a solid play for his preferred boy (aka Chris Streveler) while he fiddles & diddles with mopes like Kevin Glenn, JJ Jennings, etc. this season.
In the end Plop is the only guy in the bomber coaching and management group who would be seen as a healthy acquire by almost any CFL organization.