After years of poor performances, the University of Windsor apparently has finally decided to move on without head football coach Mike Morencie. The path it took to get to this point was a long and circuitous one, involving everything from potential contract grievances to rumours that Morencie had received an extension. Even Morencie's son Matt got in on the action, grabbing a reporter's notebook and ripping several pages out; the Tiger-Cats traded him to Winnipeg shortly thereafter.
In the end, though, it seems likely the decision to move on without Morencie (pictured above addressing the team at a 2006 practice) was probably driven as much by the Lancers' on-field struggles as it was by the off-field zaniness. Windsor went 34-68-1 in Morencie's 13-year tenure with a single playoff win. They had one winning season in that time, a 6-2 campaign in 2006 where they lost to Western in the first round of the playoffs. That performance, on the back of Hec Creighton winner Daryl StephensonRead More »from CIS: Windsor's post-Morencie rebuild should focus on recruiting