Buck Pierce returns to Blue Bombers as coach

B.C Lions quarterback Buck Pierce in action against the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver November 1,...

B.C Lions quarterback Buck Pierce in action against the Calgary Stampeders in Vancouver November 1, 2013. (REUTERS/Ben Nelms)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:53 PM ET

WINNIPEG -

Buck Pierce is back in Blue and Gold, but not as a quarterback.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have hired the recently retired Pierce as their running backs coach.

Pierce retired as a member of the B.C. Lions this week, and appeared set to begin his coaching career elsewhere.

But what he hoped would happen, did: after he contacted Winnipeg GM Kyle Walters, the Bombers made room for him on head coach Mike OSheas staff.

It all kind of came about the day I retired, Pierce said at a news conference this morning. I didnt know what the interest level would be. I knew eventually this would be a very good situation for me, coming back here and working here where I live ... Im really glad it worked out.


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