Well if I was looking for a coach for the Ticats (and I'm sure Mr. Desjardins is doing this) I would want a coach who has a proven winning record with CFL experience. The problem with this is that they are pretty well all taken or near retirement age. So Charlie Taafe would seem to be the logical choice.
There's an old saying that you can give ten people each $100.00 and lock them in a room for a week and at the end of the week a couple of the guys would have all the money. It doesn't seem to be any different with coaches, the problem is finding one of those guys who have the smarts and the golden touch.
Wally Bouno and Don Mathews are two such coaches...they win everywhere they go. The one big thing I think they have in common is that they have that gift of picking out players who will excel in the CFL. They also find personel directors who have the same gift. With apologies to the Ticat scouts I haven't seen the same calibre of players being brought in as say the BC Lions.
So Marcel hasn't an easy job making a decision.
My choice if he was be available would be Mike Riley, but I think the pay scale in the NCAA I is higher then the CFL right now.
I wish Marcel luck he can't afford to make a mistake. But he should remember good players also make good coaches.