The CFL didn't wait long to replace former director of officiating Tom Higgins, who left the job last Thursday, announcing Monday that referee Glen Johnson has been tabbed for a new vice-president (officiating) role. That's an interesting choice, as the league's not only gone from a guy with a coach/general manager background to a former official, they've also elevated the position to vice-president status. It also fits in with Higgins' comments to The Calgary Herald that the CFL pushed him out in favour of installing a former official. It's certainly possible that this move will work out well for the league, but a lot depends on how Johnson treats the role. Meanwhile, it's unfortunate that the league didn't do this more clearly instead of issuing a statement that made it look like Higgins' choice to leave.Read More »from Glen Johnson named CFL VP of officiating, replacing the not-thrilled-to-leave Tom Higgins
Andrew Bucholtz is a Canadian football blogger for Yahoo! Sports.