Milanovich was hired to be the 22nd Coach of Edmonton. But due to the cancelled 2020 CFL season never took charge of a game for the Green and Gold.
“Scott informed me this morning that he was resigning as the head coach of the Edmonton Football Team to accept a position in the NFL,” GM/VP of football operations Brock Sunderland said. “It’s disappointing that he was never able to coach a game for our organization due to the pandemic. We wish Scott and his family all the best in his future endeavors.”
The Colts Await
Rumours had been circulating that Milnovich was in line for an assistant coaching position with the Indianapolis Colts. But the news was actually broken that Milanovich was on his way by Matthew Scianitti of TSN.
This is built on a coaching connection already in place in Indy. Former CFL quarterback and assistant coach Marcus Brady was named the offensive coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts last week.
He and Milanovich have a history from their time together in the CFL. First with the Montreal Alouettes (2007-11), where they were on Marc Trestman’s staff. Winning two Grey Cups. Then with the Toronto Argonauts (2012-16). Where Milanovich was Head Coach and a Grey Cup was won in 2012. Milanovich also spent a three-year period as the quarterbacks coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
What now Edmonton?
So what now for Edmonton? The search for a new Coach begins. In a time of transition for the team they will be looking for strong leadership and stability.
People are already debating the candidates. Whoever it is, Edmonton fans will expect success. This is a team with a proud heritage to live up to. And chasing an ‘impossible dream‘ as a crossover team which is how their 2019 season eneded? That won’t be seen as good enough.
The CFL may be in the offseason but stories like this are fascinating to watch unfold.
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