A former NCAA coach has come into the picture at UBC.
Little Man on Campus is reporting Robin Ross, a former NFL position coach who headed the program at Western Washington U. up until it discontinued football in late 2008, is one of four finalists to take the Thunderbirds. Justin McElroy previously looked at some other candidates. The in-house possiblity, Dino Geremia and the alumnus coaching across town, Simon Fraser offensive coordinator Shawn Olson (who QB'd the T-Birds to a Vanier Cup in 1997) are also believed to be finalists, according to Howard Tsumura's report.
You know how people (present company included) are, so the fact UBC is interviewing a coach who was in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference might lead one to wonder what that says about the school's athletic ambitions. Ross' extensive coaching CV does not include any previous experience in Canada; it's a bit odd a 30-year coach would want to take on a job that would involve learning a whole new set of rules.
Jan. 18 interviews: Olson, Ross, Geremia among finalists for UBC head football coaching job (Howard Tsumura, Vancouver Province)