Mike O’Shea has been named the new head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. O’Shea replaces Tim Burke who had a horrible 3-15 season.
O’Shea comes from the Toronto Argonauts as a special teams coordinator. He played 16 seasons in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts from 1993 to 2008. He retired second all-time in career tackles with 1154 and is one of only three players to record over 1000 tackles made. He won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1999 after recording 84 tackles, 13 special teams tackles and three interceptions that year. O’Shea is a three-time Grey Cup champion as a player, having won all three with the Argonauts in 1996, 1997, and 2004.
It should be an exciting season next year!