Then I guess you couldn't really call it a coaching career since he never coached a single game. That would be like saying Kevin Glenn had the shortest career as the starting QB for the Ottawa RedBlacks. He left before playing a single game once Henry Burris was brought in.
George Dickson was fired after 4 games .( O-4 record ).
Ti-Cats ended up losing the Eastern Final by a narrow margin to the eventual Grey Cup Champs. ( Ottawa Rough Riders )
Who replaced George Dickson and almost led the Ti-Cats to the Grey Cup?
Hint - It was 1976.
none other than Bob Shaw who led the team to an eventual 8-8 2nd place finish that season,the Cats defeated the Alouettes in the East semi final at Ivor Wynne but lost the East final in a squeaker to Ottawa 17-15.Shaw for his efforts was awarded the coach of the year award.Unfortunately for Shaw the team went 5-11 the next season,and missed the play-offs which led to the Cats firing him and hiring none other than Tom DiMitroff as head coach to start the "78" season which leads directly to Robofans original question #6 which he eventually amended and corrected. :cowboy:
Here's some more trivia and Quiz time from that "76" season,Enjoy and Good Luck :rockin:
#1......what was the score of the East Semi-final game against the Alouettes ? #2......3 Cats made the CFL All-Star team that season,name them #3......what was the halftime score in the East final that year ? #4......who scored both of the Cats tds in the East final ? #5......who was the lone holdover player on that "76" team from the Grey Cup team of "72" ?(hint:he was also one of the three on the All-star team) #6......what was the final score between us and the Riders when we played them in Ottawa late in the regular season ? #7......from 1950 to 1976,how many years did the Cats miss the play-offs? name the years ? #8......from 1950 to 1976 how many times did the Cats represent the East in the Grey Cup ?name the years ? #9......how many Cups did the team win from 1950 to 1976 ? name the years won ? #10.....name the two Western teams that we never faced in the Cup in that time span ?
:thup: :thup: Two thumbs up mightypope !!!! move to the head of the class,a perfect score 10 out of 10 :D and kudos for your Chalupka correction.I thought that Chalupka retired in "75" along with Henley and Krouse,completely forgot that he played on that "76" squad,which was his final season as a Cat player ending a 7 year career that began in the 1970 season. :cowboy: :thup:
Here's some more Ti-Cat trivia,Enjoy and good luck!!! :thup: :cowboy:
#1.....The Ti-Cats and the Alouettes pulled of a massive 8 player trade just prior to the "76" season.Who was the Ti-Cat traded to the Alouettes ? #2.....Who was the player whose rights were traded to the Alouettes,put never played for them in that trade? #3.....The Cats acquired 6 players in the deal,name all 6 of them ? #4.....Who was the Alouette coach that year ? #5.....What was the Alouettes regular season record in the "76" season ? #6.....The Als and Cats played each other 3 times in the regular season in "76",who won the series between them ? #7..... What was the final score in all 3 games ? #8.....What was the attendance at Ivor Wynne in the lone game that season when the Als played the Cats ? #9.....What was the attendance at Ivor Wynne for the East Semi-Final game between the two that year ? #10....The coach of the Als is one of only 2 coaches in history to ever accomplish this feat,what feat is it ? and who is the other coach that also accomplished it ?
I fancy myself to have a pretty good memory of Ticat things from the early 60s-mid 70s, but I tip my cap to your superior knowledge. I'd have had to do quite a bit of homework to dig out some of those answers.
Found this short video clip on youtube of the “76” Eastern Final.It shows Terry Evanshen making an amazing catch at the back of the endzone for his 2nd TD of the game and the score Ottawa 16 Hamilton 15 in the 3rd quarter.I remember Evanshen playing his heart out that game and throwing his helmet to the turf in frustration when the Cats lost this heart breaker by 2 points 17-15 after being down 16-1 at the half.The clip is only about 4 and a half minutes,but you can sense how exciting and tense the game was from it.So take a short trip down memory lane and enjoy…ps there is a few clues in the clip to help you with my trivia quiz.