Sportscage insider Arash Madani is reporting this on the eve of the Grey Cup....
The freefall of the Saskatchewan Roughriders season will claim at least its offensive coordinator, and likely more members of the team’s coaching staff.
Sportsnet has learned the Riders have parted ways with offensive coordinator George Cortez, only a year after winning the Grey Cup. Cortez is believed to be one of a number of Saskatchewan coaches that will not return in 2015.
The Roughriders got off to a terrific 8-2 start this season, but lost quarterback Darian Durant to a torn elbow tendon in September. From there, the team was lost offensively — ineffective with back-ups Tino Sunseri and Seth Doege. Kerry Joseph was called off the couch from retirement in October, but did not help down the stretch, nor in the West semi-final playoff loss to the Edmonton Eskimos.
Cortez’s play calling came under fire throughout the season, and whispers from within the organization suggested a stubbornness to change.
Saskatchewan special teams coach Bob Dyce may also find a new home. Sources said Dyce is interviewing for both the University of Regina head coaching job, as well as the offensive coordinator vacancy with the Ottawa RedBlacks.