Esks coach predicts fun season for fans

Chris Jones says he was eager to become a head coach when he first entered the CFL but quickly...

Chris Jones says he was eager to become a head coach when he first entered the CFL but quickly decided to be patient and wait until the right opportunity presented itself. (Ian Kucerak, Edmonton Sun)

Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 11:31 PM ET

As the new season goes to training camp without a new collective bargaining agreement and CFL-CFLPA labour talks breaking down at the end of the previous four-year agreement Thursday, that's not what the players will be buzzing about.

One of the big questions, with the players, is what the new guy is going to be like.

Replacing Kavis Reed as head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos is a lot like replacing Nice Neill Armstrong back in the ’60s.

Reed was about as popular as a head coach can get with his players, the media and the fans almost to the end with a 4-14 season last year.

The answer is this:

No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Being everybody's friend isn't in the make-up of Christopher Phillip Jones, the 20th head coach of the 65-year-old franchise.


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