Bombers continue defensive co-ordinator search

Mike O'Shea will quickly start assembling a coaching staff after being named Bombers head coach...

Mike O'Shea will quickly start assembling a coaching staff after being named Bombers head coach Wednesday. (SHAWN COATES/FOR QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:22 AM ET

WINNIPEG - The search for a new Bombers defensive co-ordinator is nearly two months old, and it looks like the list of potential replacements for Casey Creehan is growing.

According to a source, Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea is now looking at non-veteran CFL coaches for possible new candidates. Global TV's Joe Pascucci reported last week that Gary Etcheverry will be getting the job and other CFL sources told the Sun last week that Etcheverry is indeed the front-runner, but perhaps O'Shea is having a change of heart.

The hiring of Etcheverry would be risky in a way, because the 57-year-old runs a defence that has been described as "unorthodox" and he is one of the more eccentric coaches out there. On the other hand, he was Saskatchewan's defensive co-ordinator when it went to back-to-back Grey Cups in 2009 and 2010.

Greg Marshall, who was Winnipeg's defensive co-ordinator from 2006 too 2008, is also a candidate for the position.


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