It's a short short list

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:34 AM ET

Danny Maciocia has already put together a short list to fill the role of offensive co-ordinator.

While announcing yesterday that he will relinquish his hold on the offensive reins and hire a co-ordinator for next season, the Eskimos' head coach shed just a sliver of light on the recruiting process.

"It's less than a handful," admitted Maciocia of his list of candidates. "It's basically people I know, people who (share) a mutual friend (with me), people I have already researched."

But at the moment, Maciocia can't interview all of his candidates. "Some you can (contact), some you can't because some are working."

For that reason, there is no firm timetable for when the right person will be picked. It could be before or after Christmas.

It's unlikely former Eskimo and current TSN analyst Matt Dunigan will be hired.

There are several sharp offensive minds with the Saskatchewan Roughriders - Danny Barrett, George Cortez and Tommy Condell, Marcel Bellefeuille - Montreal's running back and receiver coach - and former Toronto offensive co-ordinator Kent Austin could also be candidates.


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