It hasn't been a good offseason thus far for the Ottawa Gee-Gees, who earlier saw head coach Jean-Philippe Asselin leave for the offensive coordinator's position at cross-town rival Carleton (which won't even be playing CIS football until the fall of 2013). They've now found the man to replace him, though, at least for the short term. The school has tabbed long-time CFL coach Gary Etcheverry, who last worked in Canadian football as the Saskatchewan Roughriders' defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2010, as their coach for this coming season, and if things work out, it's quite conceivable he could be running the show there for the foreseeable future. There's plenty to like about the hire of Etcheverry, including his willingness to think unconventionally, his CFL ties, his strong and varied resume and his impressive recent record of success. However, there are questions that go along with this move too, including Etcheverry's limited experience as a head coach, the odd circumstances surrounding his departure from Saskatchewan, his handling of criticism and his reported plans to bring in a double-wing offence. Regardless of if Etcheverry succeeds or fails with Ottawa this year, his tenure should certainly be notable.Read More »from CIS Corner: Gary Etcheverry takes over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, which should be interesting
Andrew Bucholtz is a Canadian football blogger for Yahoo! Sports.