Now that Jim Barker has finally been chosen to fill Bart Andrus's shoes, the speculation begins on who is left over for his assistants.
Just about all of last years guys have reported to have secured jobs back in the States. I haven't heard anything yet about the DC Durachek. He would be a good choice to continue in that role for Barker as the defense was pretty good last year and the players seem to respect him.
Danny Barrett is still out there as far as I know and he could fill the OC position. Then again Doug Berry might work for an older Head Coach like Jim Barker, and he is still available. Its going to be difficult getting good assistants this late in the game, as most will have been committed to other teams. Marcellus Simmons did a decent job as Special Teams coach under Pinball, so he might be considered for that job again. Some of the Winnipeg coaches will probably be let go. Charlie Carpenter always seems to be the spare O-Line Coach when one's needed, but his shelf life could be about past.
Might be time to bring in some former Argos to fill the assistant roles. Guys like Mike O'Shea, PeeWwee Smith and Orlondo Steinhauer. Maybe its time to have a look at some CIS coaches as well.
Other news being rumoured is that Greg Mohns will be replaced by John Murphy, late of Winnipeg as he has worked for Barker before.