Marshall wearing question mark

GERRY PRINCE -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:37 AM ET

With the exception of offensive co-ordinator R.D. Lancaster, Danny Maciocia's coaching staff may not feature any other new faces for the 2005 CFL season.

The rookie Edmonton Eskimos head coach confirmed Dan McKinnon is back for another year as the team's receivers coach, veteran Bill MacDermott returns as offensive line coach, Rick Campbell is charged with tutoring the defensive backs and special teams, while Dan Kepley reprises his role as defensive line coach.

Should defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall opt to move on, Maciocia will be in the market for a replacement.

At that point, Kepley could find himself in line for the job.

However, it's unclear if Marshall -- who was interviewed, but overlooked for the Esks head-coaching job -- plans to remain with the organization.

Maciocia expects Marshall to decide in the next couple of weeks.

"I think as far as Greg is concerned, and as far as we as an organization are concerned, we need to move forward," said Maciocia yesterday. "The sooner the better. I think it's going to happen probably sooner rather than later."

Marshall's last shot at a head coaching job evaporated when Tom Higgins was introduced as Calgary's bench boss last week.

Ottawa would have been a good fit for Marshall, who not only played in the nation's capital, but has many personal ties there.

Ultimately, Joe Paopao re-appeared as the head man in Ottawa.

With the Renegades now shuffling their coaching deck, Marshall would be a good fit as the team's defensive co-ordinator.

Unless there's an assistant head coach label attached to whatever job Ottawa might dangle, the switch would be nothing more than a lateral move for Marshall.


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