The Saskatchewan Roughriders are expected to name Jeremy O’Day general manager on Friday.
The #Riders are breaking their silence and will be hosting a press conference with President and CEO Craig Reynolds Friday. Expect Jeremy O'Day to be announced as the new GM and details about the Riders search for a Head Coach. #cfl
— Claire Hanna (@clahanna) January 17, 2019
Chris Jones took a job with the Cleveland Browns leaving the general manager and head coaching positions vacant.
After O’Day spent 14 seasons playing in the CFL, the final 12 with the Riders, the four-time CFL all-star offensive lineman moved into the front office with Saskatchewan in 2011. He has spent six seasons as the assistant general manager in Riderville.
In August 2015 O’Day was named interim general manager for the final nine games of the season. Then he interviewed for the permanent job that off-season, which eventually went to Jones who retained O’Day.
O’Day interviewed for the Eskimos general manager job in 2017 when the team hired Brock Sunderland and 2012 when Ed Hervey earned the role.
O’Day won Grey Cups as a player in 1997 with Toronto and 2007 while on the Riders and the 44-year-old earned a Grey Cup ring as a football executive with Saskatchewan in 2013.