Former Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin has landed on his feet after 18 months away from the CFL.
Let’s see what he learned in his absence. He told the Green Zone he’s now focusing “on the present.”
Chamblin has joined the coaching staff of Marc Trestman with the Toronto Argonauts. He’ll be the assistant head coach, defensive co-ordinator and defensive backs coach.
Chamblin has been getting paid but not coaching since the Riders fired him midway through the 2015 season.
Chamblin was nearly crowned the king of Saskatchewan for leading the Riders to a hometown victory in the 2013 Grey Cup. He handled that team with aplomb.
By 2015, after one-and-a-half losing seasons without injured quarterback Darian Durant, Chamblin and general manager Brendan Taman were unemployed. By then Chamblin had shown himself to be stubborn and not very good at in-game strategies. He likely didn’t deserve an opportunity to rebuild the Riders, but there’s no reason why he doesn’t deserve another chance to show he can again be a successful coach in the CFL.