The rumbling seems to be John Bloomfield knew football, but struggled to satisfy the people he was supposed to please off the field.
Bloomfield's ouster, with two seasons left on his contract, cannot just be for football reasons. St. Francis Xavier was a couple plays away from beating Saint Mary's in either of the past two Loney Bowls and they have more talent than they did 4-5 years ago. Obviously, someone higher up must have been ticked off at him, and when that happens, they can do whatever they want. On a personal level, firing a coach with a family four weeks before Christmas might seem like poor form, but if St. FX felt the situation could not persist, then the best timing is to do it ASAP.
Bloomfield had great success as a high school coach in the Windsor area. The Lancers, though, are set for a coach and offensive co-ordinator ...
Bloomfield sacked at St. Francis Xavier (Monty Mosher, Halifax Herald)