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Storylines to watch this CFL off-season

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TSN Football Insider


The Canadian Football League off-season is on in full force with the shuffling of coaching staffs and negotiations with potential free agents already under way.

Here’s a look at the storylines to watch over the next several weeks and months.

Not long after Rick Campbell resigned as head coach in Ottawa, he was linked to potential job openings in both B.C. and Edmonton, having ties to the general managers of both teams (B.C.’s Ed Hervey and Edmonton’s Brock Sunderland).

Campbell is a former Esks assistant coach and his father, Hugh, has legendary status within the organization.

There has been much speculation that the Lions would like to pair Campbell with former Edmonton head coach Jason Maas as offensive co-ordinator. Maas, of course, was head coach for three of the seasons in which Lions quarterback Mike Reilly was an Eskimo. The Lions will talk to others as well, including Paul LaPolice, the Winnipeg offensive co-ordinator who is also drawing interest from Ottawa and Edmonton.

Ottawa is also planning to talk to Stampeders assistant head coach Mark Kilam and quarterbacks coach Ryan Dinwiddie, among others.

Halifax Regional Council is expected to vote Dec. 10 on a stadium proposal that was........