He’s a well-decorated, championship-calibre defensive co-ordinator with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but back in Edmonton, Richie Hall is also becoming somewhat of a trend setter.
Little did he know back then, but when Hall became the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos in 2009, he was first in a line of three defensive co-ordinators to take on their first CFL head-coaching gig with the club.
Hall was followed by Kavis Reed, who was succeeded this past off-season by current Eskimos head coach Chris Jones.
“Oh, gosh. I never thought about that until you mentioned it,” smiled the ever-amicable Hall, who was Edmonton’s head coach in 2009 before also assuming the role of defensive co-ordinator in 2010.
It ended abruptly with his unceremonious dismissal following a combined 16-20 record.
“I don’t dwell upon it but I think about certain situations because they come up,” said Hall, 53. “What I learned and how I deal with them.