Friday, December 19, 2014

Chapdelaine Is Cortez's Replacement

The Saskatchewan Roughriders today announced the hiring of Jacques Chapdelaine as offensive co-ordinator.

The veteran coach has spent 13 seasons coaching in the Canadian Football League after originally entering as special teams co-ordinator and receivers coach with the Calgary Stampeders in 2001. The next season Chapdelaine was named as the Stamps offensive co-ordinator.

The 53-year-old went on to spend ten of the next 11 seasons (2003-2006, 2008-2013) with the BC Lions including six years as offensive co-ordinator. He spent the 2007 season with the Edmonton Eskimos as assistant head coach and offensive co-ordinator.  

Through eight seasons as the head signal caller, Chapdelaine’s teams have compiled a 79-64-1 record, playing in four division finals, winning two grey Cups.   

Chapdelaine joins the Green and White after spending last year as head coach at his alma mater Simon Fraser University in the NCAA’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference. As a player, Chapdelaine starred with the SFU Clan in the 1980’s before moving on to a seven year career in the CFL making stops in BC, Montreal, Hamilton and Calgary.  


Anonymous said...

Disappointed in this, but lets give him a chance and see what he can do. What happened to Lappo?

Anonymous said...

Having a tough time reading this Mitch!

Anonymous said...

Chamblin threatened by Lapo perhaps taking over for him if he stumbles out of the gate thus he goes for safe move in Chapdelaine.

Corey's not stupid. He saves his own ass with this hire.

Anonymous said...

With Chapdelaine calling the shots Durant will be on the injury list by Labour Day.

Anonymous said...

Get a QB's coach!

Anonymous said...

I really feel sorry for DD in this deal. Dave Dickenson and Buck Pierce are still dealing with issues that resulted from Chapdelaine's play calling. I remember all four Grey Cups but I see the Riders heading back to the bottom of the standings, where they've been for most of my life