The Saskatchewan Roughriders took Chris Jones and a good portion of his coaching staff away from the West Division rival Edmonton Eskimos mere days after he led the team to the 2015 Grey Cup win. He was the coach who was going to reverse the Riders’ flagging fortunes; this, the green and white faithful were certain, was going to turn things around after several tough seasons on the prairies.
There’s Still Some Rope Left for Chris Jones
Now they sit at 1-7, with a vicious 53-7 trouncing at the hands of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats ringing most loudly in their ears. Jones has done nothing whatsoever to slow the team’s continuing slide into oblivion. He also has managed to see the team accumulate fines in rapid succession.
The clock is already ticking on Jones. How much time is left until he’s done with Saskatchewan? Go here for a rundown of the major factors that will contribute to his eventual fate.
Main Photo: REGINA, SK – AUGUST 13: Head coach Chris Jones of the Saskatchewan Roughriders on the field during pre-game warmup for the game between the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Regina, Canada. (Photo by Brent Just/Getty Images)