When the CFL sneezes, CIS may catch cold, meaning the situation with the Toronto Argonauts is a concern.
So, where to begin with the Boatmen sinking (so, so sorry) into despair and disrepute? There was a speculative report Michael O'Shea, the former Guelph star, being considered for the coaching gig, although that came off like it was written on a lark. (More likely they hire the other Greg Marshall, the long-time defensive coordinator, not the Western coach.) The Argos were shot down on their attempt to move to BMO Field (footy fans, rejoice!). They get use of Rogers Centre rent-free, but it is a double-edged deal when the building's owners are aiming to bring in the NFL and the building itself is no longer a draw.
Then again, it might not be a huge detriment.
It is not clear that a CFL team having good support always spills over to the university team. Quebec and Saskatchewan support each well, but it's more like one city has the solid CFL team (Montreal, Regina) and one has a CIS team (Quebec City, Saskatoon). Some CIS teams located in CFL cities do not have good attendance, to put it mildly. An interest in the pros doesn't always lend itself to checking out the collegiate option.
Still, it is better to have Canadian football stay somewhat on the media's front burner. There are plenty of reasons CIS football has gasped for airtime, so to speak, that have little to do with the CFL, but solving the situation in Southern Ontario would not hurt.
and fired coach Bart Andrus never adapted to coaching football in Canada.
Dave Naylor had a post on Tuesday night .
O'Shea in line to coach Argos?; Former CFL great mentioned as possible candidate to take over for Bart Andrus (Robert MacLeod, globesports.com)