... and at least approach Kent Austin to see if he might be interested in returning to the CFL as a head coach?
He might be getting tired of NCAA football and wish to return to Canada. The only way to find out is to ask. I think he would be an improvement in our Head Coaching position.
Looking at his record in 2010, his team (Cornell) went 2 - 8 (his first year). This year the record improved to 5 -5. I know this sounds like MB type stats, but he is still the only person to win a professional football championship (with the same team) once as a QB and once as a head coach. In his one CFL season, as head coach, (2007) the Rider's regular season record was 12 - 6 (finishing second) and 3 - 0 in the post season (winning the Grey Cup).
From Drew Edwards' Scratching Post...for what it's worth re Austin (and Chamblin):
"on the CFL front, I talked to one source who thinks it's unlikely that Ticat DC Corey Chamblin gets the Riders' head job - former coach Kent Austin and Lions offensive coordinator Dave Dickenson are more likely candidates."
I suppose that could happen,however,Houston Nutt just resigned from the HC position at Ol' Miss...I'm wondering if Austin would be a candidate for that job because since he left Ol' Miss,that offence has gone nowhere???