Esks fire head coach

The Esks fired head coach Richie Hall on Friday after two years on the job. (QMI Agency/Amber...

The Esks fired head coach Richie Hall on Friday after two years on the job. (QMI Agency/Amber Bracken)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:39 PM ET

EDMONTON - Eric Tillman has divorced Richie Hall due to irreconcilable differences.

The new Edmonton Eskimos general manager is looking for a new head coach.

Tillman officially fired Hall after two years on the job, making the announcement at a press conference Friday morning.

"Over the last few days Richie and I sat down and discussed future visions," said Tillman, who had twice passed over Hall in hiring Kent Austin and Ken Miller in Saskatchewan.

"I asked him to do 90% of the talking to compare strategies going forward. It was pretty apparent we had major philosophical differences.

"I think we need to thank him in so many ways. His work ethic and perpetual smile and the human being that he is. He faced more adversity in two years than most head coaches face in five."

Hall was as classy in his departure as he was throughout the two years as head coach.

"I really enjoyed my experiences here. I had a lot of fun. It was a very positive, very enjoyable experience. At the end of the day I had a good time and I'm very proud of what we were able to accomplish.

"At the end of the day we didn't play consistent enough. Coaches are evaluated on Ws and Ls. The bottom line is that I didn't win enough games to stay employed."


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