I don't think we can talk coach........who will be head coach?
We first have to talk about who is the top guy on the football side of the business. Right now it is Miller and do you think Miller is actively looking and wondering..........who can be the GM of this team.
Keep in mind, 6-7 years ago it was Hopson who went behind the scene and recruited Tillman. All the while, Shivers was the GM and Danny the coach. Hopson has pulled the pin once and I think he'll be forced to do it again? The difference being they can do it in the off-season versus in the middle like last time.
Does Hopson have those deep and wide relationships around the league to truly understand who can be a GM. Who can we hire to really run the football side, to find talent and to assemble his coaching staff.
Of the current GM's, none would leave where they are (west to east - Wally, Huf, Till, Mack, O'Billovich, Parker and Popp).
So you need to think of the player personell people out there, who is ready to get a shot at GM? Many have said Joe Womack. Shivers from BC but we've been there done that. Not sure what Edm/Calg has going? Maybe some head coaches ready to make the jump but that does not provide many names either? Kavis Reed for GM just because he's been a HC for 1 year? Lapolice?
The obvious choices are not there. The guys doing this and doing a good job are all wrapped up as Head coach/GM's already. This is not easy and when you make a choice of an unproven GM or coach you leave yourself wide open to lots of criticsm.
I love Miller. But his strength is coaching. Not, hierarchy and personell. Taman is just his puppet and I don't think he is the guy that takes on GM role, and totally rebuilds this thing top down? I think if Miller decides he just can't continue and commit over 2-3 years............then they are forced to clean house. Everyone goes and you restart first with your senior GM who hires his own squad. like it or not this is the reality. An they have to start discussing it right now, they can't dick around.
I think we're thinking cart in front of the horse! Need a football man at the top as GM? Who's it going to be.