Riders Clean House

Numerous CFL sources are confirming that the Saskatchewan Roughriders have relieved Head Coach Corey Chamblin and General Manager Brendan Taman from their duties.

The axe fell earlier this evening after new CEO Craig Reynolds met with the pair.

Details of that meeting are not known. However, Special teams Co-ordinator Bob Dyce is expected to take over as Head Coach on an Interim Basis while Assistant General Manager Jeremy O’Day will fill the role held by Taman.

The Riders are expected to announce the moves tomorrow at a news conference.

Here’s the Official Release from the club.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have relieved VP, football operations & general manager Brendan Taman, and head coach Corey Chamblin of their duties with the Football Club.

“We are not meeting our expectations or our standards on the field and these changes were necessary to move us forward,” stated Riders President & CEO Craig Reynolds.

“Brendan and Corey worked tirelessly for this organization and I thank them for all that they have done for our team,” continued Reynolds. “But we are in a results oriented business and the current position of our team is unacceptable and this decision was necessary for us to build this team towards sustained success.”

Both vacated positions will be filled on an interim basis with a full search being conducted at seasons end. Jeremy O’Day has been named interim VP, football operations & general manager, while Bob Dyce has been named interim head coach.