Football: Walters returning to OUA with Lancers — report

Friend of the blog Greg Layson at Big Man on Campus typically has a good read on comings and goings in OUA coaching circles. So when he says Kyle Walters, who left the Guelph Gryphons last season and decamped to Winnipeg to coach the Blue Bombers' special teams (with meh results), might return to the conference with the Windsor Lancers, you listen:
"Walters is as close to the perfect choice for Windsor as there is. A man who has once turned around an OUA program; a straight shooting recruiter players love; a long-term OUA coach; immediately available.

"Outgoing Windsor coach Mike Morencie won an average of less than three games per season during his 13-year tenure. So Walters doesn't need to win a Yates Cup to immediately be deemed a success. He just needs to win four games in his first season. Anything more than that and he becomes not a success, but rather a hero." (Big Man on Campus)
Going after Walters was suggested here a month ago, so if it happens, someone is going to need physiotherapy for an arm broken whilst patting oneself on the back.

He's a good enough coach to work with scarce resources. Walters' 2007 Guelph team is, in fact, the only one from the OUA's unofficial second division to reach a Yates Cup since the league's '01 expansion, let alone host it (Guelph lost to Western that year). Perhaps he can resuscitate the sleeping giant which is Lancers football.

The CFL proscribes hiring announcements during Grey Cup week, but the news does not stop on the newsmaker's say-so.

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