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    Default Thoughts on coaching changes so far this year.

    There's been a lot of coaching changes in the CIS this year, some which have elicited some strong negative or positive comments, responses so far.
    This thread is not meant to list or update the names of all those new coaching changes but to talk about your thoughts on any of the coaching changes for those who have expressed a need to do so in a separate thread.
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    The changes certainly will make things interesting in the CIS this year. It's been like a domino effect.

    I will continue to list all historical coaching and recruiting updates in the first post of the thread "Recruiting updates - Coaching changes for 2019 - Any updates welcomed!!"



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    Default Bishop's adds two offensive coaches

    LENNOXVILLE, Que, – Head Coach Cherif Nicolas and the Bishop's Gaiters Football program are pleased to announce the hiring of Alex Vertullo and Ted Karabatsos as offensive assistant coaches.

    With the additions, Nicolas will take the reins of the offense where he will call plays in 2019. Fabrice Raymond will continue to call plays on defense.

    Alex Vertullo
    Vertullo, a Bishop's graduate, comes back to Lennoxville after coaching with the Montreal Carabins and more recently the Queen's Gaels. He was the quarterbacks coach in Kingston.

    Last season he helped lead College Ahuntsic to the Bol D'Or as their Offensive Coordinator.

    He will be the assistant Offensive Coordinator and receivers coach.


    Ted Karabatsos
    Karabatsos brings over 40 years of coaching experience to Bishop's. Most recently, he was the offensive line coach for the Concordia Stingers from 2015-2018. He has also coached at the Universite de Sherbrooke and Universite de Montreal.


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    Vertullo? Seriously......
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveBreatheFootball View Post
    Vertullo? Seriously......
    Yes, seriously. Is that good? Is that bad?

    Any insights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marton View Post
    Yes, seriously. Is that good? Is that bad?

    Any insights?
    Vertullo's offense didn't impress me at all. While one may argue that Hobbs' 2017 campaign may have been due to Vertullo's part, that's discounted by plethora of other factors (e.g. a couple of star receivers whom he had chemistry with, good running game, etc).

    Recruiting was also an issue those years, to note.
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    Default Offensive Coordinators in demand

    Bishop's may have found their OC (assistant OC) but UBC, Calgary, Manitoba, Western, Queen's, Guelph and Concordia are all still looking. That strikes me as an unusually high number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter.gryphon View Post
    Bishop's may have found their OC (assistant OC) but UBC, Calgary, Manitoba, Western, Queen's, Guelph and Concordia are all still looking. That strikes me as an unusually high number.
    Schools that have announced new OCs or assistant OCs

    Bishop's - Alex Vertullo Asst OC / HC will be OC
    Calgary - Pat Sheahan OC
    Queen's - Tom Flaxman OC
    Guelph - HC Ryan Sheahan will be OC while hiring a FT offensive assistant
    McMaster - Corey Grant OC
    Concordia - Alex Suprenant OC


    Still to be determined ?

    UBC -
    Manitoba -
    Western -
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    A few of my thoughts on Guelph hiring Ryan Sheahan as their new head coach ... https://gryphonfootball.wordpress.co...-ryan-sheahan/

    Is it okay to mention the fact he is bilingual?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter.gryphon View Post
    A few of my thoughts on Guelph hiring Ryan Sheahan as their new head coach ... https://gryphonfootball.wordpress.co...-ryan-sheahan/

    Is it okay to mention the fact he is bilingual?
    Wow! And he didn't even get a shot at the Montreal job??

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    JP Circelli has taken the HC postion at Windsor and Joe Circelli will be moving also, and is the new OC for that team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleReign View Post
    JP Circelli has taken the HC postion at Windsor and Joe Circelli will be moving also, and is the new OC for that team.
    Here is the link to an article about it. https://lfpress.com/sports/football/...ers-head-coach

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    And the coaching carousel continues.

    Lots of coordinators positions still be filled. Western has as big a challenge as anyone to rebuild their staff.
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    Steve Snyder at Queens is a game changer for them...and the OUA.

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    Default Tom Flaxman new OC at Queen's

    Flaxman's departure for Queen's leaves the OC position open at McMaster.

    After three seasons of progressive service with the McMaster football program, Marauders co-offensive coordinator Tom Flaxman is moving to a new opportunity in 2019.

    Flaxman, who arrived on McMaster's sideline in 2016 and was elevated to the position of co-offensive coordinator the next year, is headed to Kingston to assume the role of offensive coordinator for the Queen's Gaels.

    "McMaster athletics thanks Tom for his three exemplary years of service to the football program and wishes him all the best as he takes on a new challenge," says McMaster Department of Athletics and Recreation associate director Mark Alfano.

    "His continual professionalism and dedication to the program helped guide it positively through a period of transition this offseason, and for that we are grateful."

    "Both as a coach and as a recruiter, Tom has been a great resource to this program," says Marauders head coach Stefan Ptaszek.

    "The ability to build his own offence is a natural evolution for him and one he deserves. We're sorry to lose him, but happy to see him given this opportunity."

    A Yates Cup champion in 2003 as a player with the Marauders, Flaxman spent two seasons with the program as a student-athlete under the guidance of hall of fame coach Greg Marshall.

    He returned to McMaster in 2016 as director of football operations and offensive assistant, after coaching stops at the University of Toronto, Acadia University and on Marshall's staff at Western.

    The search for the Marauders next offensive coordinator is underway.
    The Queen's version of the announcement - https://gogaelsgo.com/news/2019/1/24...ordinator.aspx
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    Default Calgary's new OC ... Pat Sheahan

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter.gryphon View Post
    Now there's a certain poetry to that hire. I really like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marton View Post
    Now there's a certain poetry to that hire. I really like it.
    So, if I get this right, the father and the son switched jobs. That's kind of funny and probably unheard of in CIS football!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylven View Post
    So, if I get this right, the father and the son switched jobs. That's kind of funny and probably unheard of in CIS football!
    Not quite. Pat went from Queen's to Calgary while Ryan went from Calgary to Guelph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marton View Post
    Not quite. Pat went from Queen's to Calgary while Ryan went from Calgary to Guelph.
    Oh yeah, that's right, Steve Snyder is the new HC at Queen's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marton View Post
    Not quite. Pat went from Queen's to Calgary while Ryan went from Calgary to Guelph.
    ... but we could get a Sheahan vs Sheahan bowl this year... HC against OC but still...
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    Good luck Pat!

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    Best of luck to both Sheahans!

    As for Flaxman hire, I'm not sure if it's a good choice given Mac's offensive production the last year or two. It has gone perhaps too one-dimensional based on my recollections, and that won't work with Queen's where the OL is still an issue. But we'll see what kind of adjustments be made - especially with the QB competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveBreatheFootball View Post
    Best of luck to both Sheahans!

    As for Flaxman hire, I'm not sure if it's a good choice given Mac's offensive production the last year or two. It has gone perhaps too one-dimensional based on my recollections, and that won't work with Queen's where the OL is still an issue. But we'll see what kind of adjustments be made - especially with the QB competition.
    I doubt Flaxman will be trying to run the Mac offense. It's more likely he'll be working with the offense Snyder gives him. But his experience at Mac will help prepare him for the Queen's situation both in terms of working with inexperienced QBs and a weak O-line.

    If Ryan Sheahan's Calgary offense was a derivative of his father's, then it's quite likely Sheahan Sr. will be able to pick it up and run with it for the most part. That may provide more continuity for the Dinos than any other "outside" hire.
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    What I would like to do after all the dust settles and all coaches are in place at HC, OC, DC, other assistant coaches is to have a bit of a forecast or pic on who everyone thinks will make the most significant impact in their area of expertise for a team and who might have more challenges. Judging by all the coaching changes this year it maybe sometime in February or March before we have all the names
    If we put this info and names, positions to a poll or polls we can measure the sites level of confidence in coaches, and in another poll measure our understanding and knowledge of some of the players recruits to see how accurate or close we come to what actually happens
    Will update list as we go along
    Any suggestions on the how to are welcome and greatly appreciated
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    Lots of talk about the OUA coaching carousel with a couple of former OUA OLs - Zach Bader-Shamai [UofG] and Eddie Meredith [UWO]

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