Marshall to be named Roughriders head coach

Dave Naylor
12/30/2010 8:44:19 PM
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As expected, Greg Marshall's long wait for a head coaching job is over.

The defensive coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats has been offered the Saskatchewan Roughriders head coaching job and is expected to be introduced at a news conference early next week.

Marshall was chosen ahead of at least four other candidates, in former Edmonton head coach Richie Hall, Saskatchewan offensive coordinator Doug Berry, Montreal offensive co-ordinator Scott Milanovich and Calgary defensive backs coach Corey Chamblin.

Marshall coached defence for the Roughriders during the 1990s and has also spent time with Winnipeg, Edmonton, Ottawa and Hamilton. A year ago, he was a finalist for the Blue Bomber head coaching position that went to Paul Lapolice.

There is speculation that, despite being bypassed as head coach, Hall may wind up back in Saskatchewan as the Roughriders defensive co-ordinator.

Marshall succeeds Ken Miller, who led the Roughriders to three playoff appearances and two Grey Cup losses during his three seasons as head coach. Miller is now vice-president of football operations with Saskatchewan and had final say on the hiring of Marshall.


Greg Marshall (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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