Hufnagel gets cred due to his excellent body of work but pulling up stakes and moving to Vancouver at his age is a unrealistic pipe dream. At best he does 2-3 more seasons in Calgary and then retires.Hambone wrote: ↑Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:46 amI'm not saying it's not time for Wally to move on as I do think it's time for new younger blood. What I'm curious about is why names like Hufnagel (66 now) and Jones (65 in Feb) are getting so much cred as possible replacements given they are basically the same vintage as Buono. If Wally does decide to call it a day I certainly hope his positions are replaced by guys who can be long-term solutions. For sure whomever takes the VP or GM jobs should be somebody the organization envisions being here for at least the next decade. One would hope for the same for a HC however it seems to be more the exception than the rule for a HC to last more than 4 or 5 years.DanoT wrote: ↑Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:09 amThe problem with Wally returning for another season is that with the coaching staff that he has assembled, missing the playoffs for 2018 is a distinct possibility. And if June Jones returns to Hamilton there may not be a western playoff crossover.
Wally could stay on and replace some assistants but a somewhat new batch of assistants might need more than one season to right the ship. So, another reason for Wally to say good bye.
Wally's ego cannot stand another loosing season and while one loosing season in 2017 does not really damage his legacy, a second loosing season (or third?) could. At age 67, Wally needs to retire now and he knows it but is reluctant to admit it.
June Jones, if he doesn't retire and decides to stay coaching will not likely consider a sideways move out of a situation in Hamilton where he has had success. June Junes coming to B.C. is just another day dream by unrealistic Lions fans.