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A changing-of-the-guard among CFL head coaches also left Steinauer in something of a quandary. Between his 13-year playing career and time in the coaching ranks, Steinauer has personal a relationship with a number of his contemporaries, making his status as a head coach-in-waiting somewhat awkward.
“I consider Dave Dickenson a good friend. Same with Scott Milanovich and Jason Maas. Wally Buono has been a great mentor to me,? Steinauer said. “In order for me to get an opportunity, they have to fail and that’s kind of a weird feeling for me personally.?
Instead, he’ll join the ranks of the colossus known as American college football with 128 teams in the FBS tier alone. Fresno State isn’t quite in the same class as monster programs like Alabama, Ohio State and Michigan – the Crimson Tide’s Nick Saban makes $7 million a year – but it’s certainly a well-known, well-respected program.
In addition to virtually infinite college and pro coaching possibilities, Steinauer will make more money than he did in Hamilton, get paid in American dollars and enjoy the security of a pension – something CFL coaches aren’t afforded.