I was not refering to ""American Coaches"" but coaches dropped into the CFL without first being an assistant or holding some other job in the CFL first.
Loved Leo Cahill, spoke to him on a couple occasions over the years in bars, Argo pre game. Leo is a great guy and will stop and talk to anybody that he happens upon. Yes Marv was in Montreal, for sure. I could not honestly tell you that all 4 of those guys became HC in the CFL without first being an asst, or holding some position within the CFL? I would take your word on that, I doubt that was the way for all 4 of them??
At any rate I am talking modern history, and to the best of my knowledge there is only 1 in recent memory that has had success and that is Tressman in Montreal....And he did not have a free hand!!!!
But remember this...we are talking about the Argos who have made 1 terrible mistake after another, they should have taken examples from other recent dipstick owners. They should have asked for some advice around the CFL before they did this. Hey, Adam Rita is on record as saying the HC should not have hired assts without CFL experience,