Tiger-Cats want a new president by 2014

Hamilton Tiger-Cats' president Scott Mitchell wants to hire his own replacement by the time the team moves into its new stadium in 2014.

“I'm the CEO of Bob Young's Canadian business operations," Mitchell says. “We operate multiple companies and invest in various projects. Each of those has a president or lead executive and our goal is to find an excellent candidate for that role with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before the new stadium opens."

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I say why put off to tomorrow what you can do today? :lol:

8) Now, now, Banshee.......be nice :lol:

It will be Cortez. He will get a promotion. 8)


Let's see now. By 2014, Scott Mitchell's job will be open. Obie will have retired by then too.
Maybe George Cortez will move up to GM.
"Stability" concerns about firing Creehan sort of lose their importance.
If we can't pick up the pace for the rest of the season...and have to move home games to London next season....this team could be in rough shape in 2014. :cry:

8) In reality, Cortez already is the GM of this team.
 They just switched the names of the titles, so it didn't look like a demotion to Obie.

Obie is the VP of football ops, while Cortez is the director of football ops (as well as head coach). Obie brings the players in and Cortez gets autonomy over who is on the roster. To say that Cortez is the GM is incorrect.

Scott has been very successful in his life although a more socialistic city, working class is probably the better term, like Hamilton with his position with the Cats may not have been the best fit. A more traditional business based on more traditional business concepts is his calling and I'm sure that is where he would excel, and probably has excelled, at the A+ level.

TigerCats "business" in a city like Hamilton ain't an easy one, in fact I would say it's one of the toughest out there. Same situation in a city like London, similar sized city to Hamilton albeit different I will admit, whole different story. He would have been welcomed big time and understood. But not here.

You see the JLC got built without all the crap rhetoric we see here and have seen with the stadium situation. Yes, there were some in London who were agains't it but not the negativity we see here in Hamilton. For a city that needs all the help it can get, you sort of wonder why there was a large faction of the city saying "no Ontario province, we don't want your multimillion dollars investment in our city." London would have jumped on that in a second.

Well said Earl. Exactly on point.

I read in this that Michell is admitting he is stretched too far, and therefore unable to devote more time to the Tiger-Cats side of the operations. I think we are seeing part of the reason for the teams woesthe past few seasons.

The best news I've heard all year...

...allow me a moment to celebrate...

What a stupid article, why are they telling us this now?

To give us hope....

Gotta agree. This article is better reading:

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Well at least he won't have a hard time finding the way out, he's made certain that path is well traveled.


Can't recall a president with a sports organization that has garnered as much discussion, if you will :wink: , by fans and the media.


A president does not have that much responsibility for on-field performance. That’s on the GM & HC.

I wish Mitchell the very best of success with this search.