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Roughriders agree to terms with Mace to be team's new head coach

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have found their new sideline boss. 

According to TSN's Farhan Lalji, the Riders have agreed to terms with former Toronto Argonauts defensive coordinator Corey Mace to be their next head coach. 

Lalji adds that he would expect Marc Mueller, the current quarterbacks coach for the Calgary Stampeders, to return to his hometown of Regina to serve as the Roughriders' offensive coordinator. 

Mace, a 37-year-old native of Port Moody, B.C., became the Argos' defensive coordinator in January of 2022 and helped them win the Grey Cup that year before going a CFL-best 16-2 in the regular season in 2023. 

Mace played in the CFL as a defensive tackle, winning the Grey Cup with the Calgary Stampeders in 2014. He also won a Grey Cup with the Stamps as their defensive line coach in 2018. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive coordinator Buck Pierce was also in the mix for the job, according to Lalji. 

Head coach Craig Dickenson was fired last month after a second consecutive sub-par campaign of 6-12. Dickenson recorded a 34-34 record over four seasons in Saskatchewan, losing in the West Final in each of his first two seasons.