TSN is reporting that later today the Hamilton Tiger Cats will announce the signing of Kent Austin (pictured) to the dual role of General Manager and Head Coach.
Austin, of course, holds a special place in the hearts of Saskatchewan Roughrider fans. In 1989, he was the winning QB in the team’s 43-40 Grey Cup victory over the Tiger Cats. Then in 2007, during his lone season as head coach of the Green & White, he helped fashion a storybook season in which the team claimed their third Grey Cup championship with a 23-19 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
After 2007 Austin left Saskatchewan to become offensive coordinator at his alma mater of Ole Miss. From there, he moved to Cornell University as head coach. Now, he seems set to return to the CFL.