Two names surface in Riders QB and receiver coach search

There are a couple notable names in the mix to become Saskatchewan’s quarterbacks and receivers coach, according to Riders radio man Rod Pedersen.

As the calendar prepares to flip to January, the Riders are still in search of a QB coach and a receivers coach. Names which have surfaced include Khari Jones and Travis Moore. Both have served in Saskatchewan before and would be welcome additions.

Jones won the CFL MOP award in 2001 and played nine years before joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as the quarterbacks’ coach in 2009, then promoted to offensive coordinator in 2011. Jones moved on to Saskatchewan for two seasons as the Riders quarterbacks coach in 2012 and 2013. Then he was hired by the B.C. Lions as offensive coordinator for four years before he was let go after the 2017 season.

Moore was a three-time CFL all-star receiver as a player and joined the coaching ranks with Jones at the same time with Hamilton in 2009 as the Ticats running backs coach. He was the receivers coach in B.C. for three seasons, Edmonton for one year and Ottawa for the past four.

Jarious Jackson was hired away from Saskatchewan to be the Lions offensive coordinator and Marcus Howell joined him to be the receivers coach and passing game coordinator on the Left coast, which created the openings in Saskatchewan.

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19 Comments on Two names surface in Riders QB and receiver coach search

  1. Why doesn’t Jones coach the QBs?

  2. PresidentsChoice // December 28, 2017 at 11:03 am //

    Are you 100% certain Howell has left Sask? I understand that JJ would want him in B.C. but if I were Howell, I would be explicit to Chris Jones about the lions offer and see if he’d counter.

  3. Despite the denial going on in riderville, this is not good offense and not likely to get better until a solid ,Canadian heavy o-line is established and a QB can be found. This job will go to a local HS coach I believe (half joking). No one with real credentials will want the job. I sense another failed hire coming.

    • Jeff Garcia's Agent // December 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm //

      What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent comment were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this chat room is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

      • Speak for yourself. I am not dumber.

      • Bo and the red supremes // December 28, 2017 at 6:42 pm //

        How is this idiotic?
        Name a game where the offense won it? Name me a game against a winning team that was won without bad play by the opponent? (turnovers, pick 6’s etc etc) 4-6 vs the west!
        If the QB situation is so good why is rider nation holding a flame for a certain QB praying he will sign with them ( see Franklin).

  4. No kidding. The offence is so bad that even with a career moderately successful Q.B., backed up by a raw rookie, all they could manage to do is put up the most T.D. passes in the league and totally destroy ALL teams at least once during last season.

    • And don’t forget three RBs who went over 100 yards in at least one game in 2017.

    • It is true there is dead weight on the Riders’ offence. Derek Dennis either needs to take a big paycut or be cut. Same with Lafrance. RG spot could use an upgrade as well, Dyakowski faded badly as the season went on.

      • Jeff Garcia's Agent // December 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm //

        Dyakowski’s play only looked bad because he was busy blocking the guy Dan Clark was supposed to block. Instead, Clark ate a donut and cleaned lint from his belly button after snapping the ball. He’s the 10th or 11th best Centre in the league.

        • I wouldn’t even rate Clark that high, but the problems were still there when Labatte was shifted to the middle. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Bladek start at RG in 2018. Dyakowski will be 34 at the start of TC and the team might need to start a cheaper, younger player to open up cap room to pay veterans at other positions.

    • Bo and the red supremes // December 28, 2017 at 6:47 pm //

      Your statement “We destroyed every team at least once” is factually wrong. There is in fact only 2 teams you beat more than once. Hamilton, who who hardly destroyed and Ottawa who you lost to once and again hardly destroyed during your regular season loss!
      You were 10-8 , 4th in west and 4-6 in critical west games.
      Thank God for the east division hey??

  5. This person will have to have some experience. The riders might have a young qb at the starting position

  6. Any chance that people can respond to these articles without having to cut others down or sound like an idiot? Maybe stick to one name as well. It gets embarrassing for other people cheering for the same team to be lumped into a group that they have nothing to do with.

  7. I wouldn’t put much faith in what Pedersen says, when the Riders are involved he’s in a trance.
    He’s even thinks everyone in the province likes Chris Jones.

    • Pedersen really only puts on the frenzied green goggles act on his own blog/radio show/when interacting with Rider fans.

      When he does interviews in other markets he is surprisingly level headed, almost bordering on realistic and objective.

  8. Riders better act fast. The best guys with CFL experience could end up in Montreal in the near future as assistant coaches.

  9. Can you still have player coaches? I wouldnt mind seeing Glenn doing both for a year and then full on qb coach next year.

  10. Nik Lewis would make a good REC and/or RB coach as he’s been brilliant and a leader for years now.

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