By the Numbers Holiday Edition 5 & 4


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Snap is counting down the holidays CFL style.

It’s almost Christmas and we are well into Chanukah so why not countdown the days this holiday season with some CFL numbers.

5th Night of Hanukah

BC Lions have named Jeff Tedford their 5th head Coach since 2000 following Steve Buratto, Adam Rita, Wally Buono and Mike Benevides. A former CFL quarterback, Tedford spent parts of 6 seasons with Hamilton, Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg. Tedford had a very successful coaching career with the California Golden Bears and was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year twice.

Tedford is the Lions 25th head coach in team history.

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4 days until Christmas

There are currently 4 head coaches in the CFL who were former professional quarterbacks. CFL organizations must be focused on offence since over 40% of the coaches in the league are former QBs.

1) Jeff Tedford, BC Lions HC Coach, played for Fresno State

2) Kent Austin, Hamilton Ticats HC, played for Ole Miss

3) John Hufnagel, Calgary Stampeders HC, played for Penn State

4) Scott Milanovich, Toronto Argonauts HC, played for Maryland

Edmonton Eskimo's Vs Calgary Stampeders

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