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Former Riders head coach Greg Marshall set to takeover at U of T

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Greg Marshall is about to be named head coach of the University of Toronto football team, per sources.

The 61-year-old has spent the last four years at Queen’s as the Gaels defensive coordinator and he has pro coaching experience with Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Hamilton. In 2011, Marshall was named the head coach of the Roughriders, but was fired after starting the season 1-7. He won a Grey Cup as a coach with Edmonton in 2003.

The Oregon State product was a defensive lineman and Philadelphia drafted him in the seventh round in the 1978 NFL draft, he played two games for the Baltimore Colts that year. Marshall signed with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1980 and spent nine seasons there producing 71 careers sacks and winning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in 1983 which earned him a $2,000 Canada Savings Bond. He was a two-time CFL all-star too.

Marshall brings a pro pedigree to Toronto which is a program in need of a turnaround after going 17-39 over the last seven seasons. U of T hasn’t made the playoffs since 1995 and their last Yates and Vanier Cup championships came in 1993.

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