Okay let's get off my left field idea and back to head coach (and sorry Ron I don't know what kind of lawyer Jock is, nor for whom he works).
I'd rank the candidates as follows, personally:
Jim Barker; I've always liked him; he was our offensive coordinator the time we got to the Grey Cup and actually won the thing. But I understand from somewhere that he and Popp do not get along, which would make his being hired unlikely.
Richie Hall; Saskatchewan's defence has been one of the league's best for many years, through a number of head coaches, all with Hall in command. He deserves a shot, if not here somewhere.
Greg Marshall; same reasoning as for Hall, just that his defences, while very good, have not been quite as good in my opinion.
Chris Jones; if we hire from within, it has to be Jones.
Tom Higgins; great experience as a head coach, but some reason I can't get enthused about him.
Jacques Chapdelaine. Probably a better fit for offensive coordinator than head coach.
Zurkowsky reports that they won't hire from within, whereas a Montreal radio station is saying that they will and that Jones will be confirmed as head coach in a matter of days.
Zurkowsky floats Higgins and Taaffe, if Hamilton lets him go. I would not want Taaffe, because this past season caused me to question his ability to judge talent. He took an outstanding DHB, Tay Cody, and played him at safety. He doesn't belong there, I hate trying to force square pegs into round holes. He also had 5 QBs in camp; he released King and Butler, and went into the season with Maas as #1, Chang #2, and Williams #3. Now, all of them got quality playing time, and which one performed the best? Easily Williams, so to have him ranked third coming out of camp again makes me question his talent judging. So thanks but no thanks.
If it is to be Jones, again I won't protest I think he has given us yeoman service over the years, but please don't make the same mistake as last year and just hand him the job.....interview some candidates, do your due diligence, and make the best hire you can; if it turns out to be Jones, great, but don't just hand him the job without checking out the alternatives.