Video: Head coach Kent Austin, June Jones, new DC Phillip Lolley

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin, new assistant head coach June Jones and new defensive coordinator Phillip Lolley met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the demotion of Jeff Reinebold and their new roles with the club.

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Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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32 Comments on Video: Head coach Kent Austin, June Jones, new DC Phillip Lolley

  1. mr62cats // August 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm //

    Good luck to both of you guys! This is a competitive league so you will have your work cut out for you for the rest of the season.

  2. The Iceman // August 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm //

    June Jones assistant HC…I haven’t heard that before.

  3. frank emil sabados // August 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm //

    June Jones named Offensive Coordinator but Austin is still calling the Offensive plays , Cats should have kept Reinebold as Special Teams Coach , and this is Austin s offensive make no mistake about that

    • Get your facts straight and maybe watch the video. Jones is the Assistant Head Coach not the OC and was brought in to help the offence. Yes Kent is making the calls and I’m sure in the coming weeks when Jones is more familiar he will be announced as the OC as well but one weeks worth of practice he will have some in put but not ready to assume that position.

  4. My Spidey sense is tingling…this will be fun to watch.

  5. Ticat Mike // August 8, 2017 at 4:22 pm //

    Why would you leave Hawaii to come coach in the CFL? Yikes. That’s the best question you had for Coach Jones? And to Coach Lollley – what is your coaching philosophy? Not, what is this defense going to do different to (a) cover more tightly, (b) put more pressure on the QB ? Why do the DBs play so far off the guys they’re supposed to cover? Are you going to change this?

  6. Let’s shake things up and get the Ti-Cats going again.
    There’s 12 games left.
    Go, ‘Cats, Go !!!

  7. Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 4:57 pm //

    Three things:

    1. If June Jones is the de facto OC, what is Stef Ptaszek doing ??? Is he supposed to be mentored by Jones in hopes he will actually be an OC or is he being retained for PR reasons (former McMaster coach) in a season mired in negativity …

    2. Was defensive end Mike McAdoo profiled in the off-season Neg List videos ?? If so, he seems like a prospect & someone who hopefully will replace the quickly diminishing John Chick.

    3. Tell me why the TiCats are paying Craig Butler ?!?

    • Butler is on the 6 game and is practicing? What do you mean why are they paying him??? Do you have a point? He should be back in the line up shortly which is great because he is badly needed.

      • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm //

        What are your expectations for play once her returns from his 2 year injury ???

        • Let’s allow Butler to play a couple of league games before tossing him on the snap heap. The guy is only 28 years old and has been an All-Star at every level he’s has competed. He’s a mean motor scooter and knows how to play the safety position as well as anybody in the CFL.

  8. I am impressed by both of these men – particularly Lolley.

  9. Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 5:51 pm //

    Great news – a TSN article is reporting that Johny Manziel has “looked” into the CFL. Hopefully, the TiCats can bring him into the fold so he can lead the sqaud to Grey Cup glory.

    • He would be more likely to lead the team into a bar leading to numerous arrests for drunk and disorderly etc.

      • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm //

        Dude, you never got gassed before ???

        • There is not enough alcohol in the world that would get me drunk enough to want Manziel as a quarterback.

          • Agreed Mark, I think Bob Young is to classy to ever let that happen under his watch.

          • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm //

            People can’t change ??? Everyone, within reason, deserves a second chance … ever watch Last Chance U on the Netflix ???

          • mr62cats // August 8, 2017 at 9:19 pm //

            LOL!!! Couldn’t have said it better than this.

          • Hilarious! Manziel is a cancer. The guy pissed away a multi-million dollar NFL career as a walking how-not-to video. Mark, you are so very right about this anal aperture.

          • LOL…that’s actually quite good!

  10. mr62cats // August 8, 2017 at 9:18 pm //

    Angelo: Please tell us you are just joking! He was a disaster in the NFL…on and off the field. There are lots of young QB’s who deserve a FIRST chance that we should check out. There is nothing dazzling about Johnny Football.

    • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 10:16 pm //

      mr69cats … you think you know more about the CFL and potential impact players than Eric Tillman, and by extension Kent Austin ??? Did someone put a gun to Tillamn’s head when he did those Neg. List videos before the season started ?!? If you refer back to the clip, I do believe Tillman feels that Manziel can be an impact player for the TiCats … so now all the puritans on this site think they know better than Austin/Tillman and want to condemn Manziel ??? The Salem Witch Trials were ions ago dude … go find another high horse to ride on !!!

      • This is a comment section. We are commenting.
        Tillman can hire whoever he wants. Manziel was recruited for Texas A&M by a friend of Tillman.

      • It’s not a coincidence that 38 teams in the NFL and CFL not named the Cleveland Browns have passed on this idiot. Do you think you know more than the collective staffs on all of those franchises regarding Manziel’s lack of professionalism, character, and commitment to his teammates? The guy has had more chances than Charlie Sheen and still managed to get tossed from the worst team in the league.

        • Angelo Bruno // August 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm //

          Hey yo, Steveo … never said I knew more than anyone; however, are you suggesting Austin/Tillman are wrong about Manziel’s talents ??? If so, then you are implying that the leadership of the TiCats is incompetent …

          • He’s just on the negotiation list, for Pete’s sake! That and a $1.50 will get you a cup of coffee. There are players who were good in University that just don’t make the transition to the Pro game for various reason, and he seems to one of them. The guy has more baggage than Samsonite, and a team that is in as much turmoil as the Cats probably doesn’t need that type of distraction right now.

          • The Iceman // August 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm //

            Maybe Johnny M is just trade bait???
            Don’t want to talk down your assets.

  11. onemoredork // August 10, 2017 at 8:27 am //

    The Plan is to allow Austin a graceful exit into the GM role. We will see if it works out. Recruiting should get a boost.

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