RedBlacks coach returns to place that made dad famous

Rick Campbell was in elementary school when his father Hugh coached the Eskimos to five Grey Cup...

Rick Campbell was in elementary school when his father Hugh coached the Eskimos to five Grey Cup championships. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:05 PM ET

OTTAWA - One of the greatest CFL coaches of all time, Hugh Campbell is now a) 73, b) living in Idaho and c) cheering for the RedBlacks.

OK, well c) is just assumed.

"I hope so," RedBlacks coach Rick Campbell said with a laugh Monday. "He's a fan of his kids having jobs. That's what he would say."

Hugh Campbell's legend was made with the Edmonton Eskimos, whom he coached for six seasons starting in 1977. In his first year, he took the team to the Grey Cup and lost. The next five ended in championship wins.

And now, his son Rick will work the Commonwealth Stadium sidelines for the first time Friday as a sideline boss when the RedBlacks visit the undefeated Eskimos.


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