Paul LaPolice named Redblacks head coach for 2020 regular season

Following Campbell’s signing with the B.C Lions earlier this week, the Ottawa Redblacks and Paul LaPolice have agreed on a deal which would make him the next head coach in Ottawa.

Paul LaPolice, the offensive co-ordinator of the Winnipeg Blue-Bombers, and the coach who used 3 quarterbacks in the 2019 season to get to the Grey Cup. After winning the big game, the Redblacks and Blue Bombers came in touch about interviewing LaPolice. A interview may come up in the coming days. As a Redblacks fan, you may ask why we’d want him to take the spot as the HC here in Ottawa, well he’s experienced as a HC and he can bring championship level talent with him to Ottawa. Before bringing the 2019 Bombers to the Grey Cup, LaPolice was the head coach of the Bombers from 2010-2012 and has been a offensie co-ordinator for them since.

Going into free agency, LaPolice has the opportunity to help Marcel Desjardins bring championship talent to the nations capital. After bringing a CFL offense to the 2019 Grey Cup, there are many of his former players on the open market. With the quarterback position being a need for the Redblacks going into the season, all eyes are on Chris Streveler this offseason. LaPolice has worked with Streveler for the past two seasons and has brought a big light to the pass/run options in the CFL. With Dominique Davis and William Arndt the only QBs under contract for 2020, Streveler can be a great fit into the offense.

Found below is the list of Winnipeg Blue Bombers free agents going into free agency, so you Redblacks fans can use your imagination and build next years team with LaPolice.

NAMEA/N/GPOSCOLLEGESTATUS
ADAMS DarvinAWRAuburn
AUGUSTINE JohnnyNRBGuelph
BRYANT StanleyAOLEast Carolina
COLLAROS ZachAQBCincinnati
COUTURE MichaelNOLSimon Fraser
FENNER ChandlerADBHoly Cross
FOKETI ManaseAOLWest Texas A&M
HARDRICK JermarcusAOLNebraska
HECHT JeffNDBSaint Mary’s
JEFFERSON WillieADLStephen F. Austin State
JONES DerekNDBSimon Fraser
JONES KoreyALBWyoming
MASTON MercyADBBoise State
MILES ThomasNLBManitoba
NELSON CharlesAWROregon
NEUFELD PatrickNOLSaskatchewan
NEVIS DrakeADLLouisiana State
ROH CraigADEMichigan
ROSE WinstonADBNew Mexico State
SAYLES MarcusADBWest Georgia
STREVELER ChrisAQBSouth Dakota
TAYLOR NicholasADBFlorida International
THOMAS JakeNDLAcadia
WOLITARSKY DrewNWRMinnesota

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