Rumblings through the CFL circut seem to have Richie Hall the new coach of the Edmonton Eskimos. Will that lure potential free agent defenders from the Riders over there? Only time will tell. The press conference of the naming of the coach will be at 1:30 local time. Here is an article stolen from the Leaderpost.
EDMONTON - Richie Hall is expected to be named the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos this afternoon.
Hall, was on a short list along with Greg Marshall, Mike Benevides and current Eskimos assistant Noel Thorpe.
Hall comes over from the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where he has spent the last 15 seasons as a coach within the organization. The last eight were as defensive co-ordinator. The team won the Grey Cup two seasons ago, thanks to his stingy defence.
The 48-year-old was born in San Antonio, Texas. He would become the Eskimos’ 23rd head man, and the team's first black head coach.
Hall is known as a quiet, community-minded individual, working with many charities, including his annual charity golf tournament, known as the Richie Hall Red Cross Golf Classic in Yorkton, Sask.