Riders interview Craig Dickenson for head coach position

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have interviewed Craig Dickenson for their head coach position, per sources.

Dickenson is the older brother of Dave Dickenson, who has compiled a 41-11-2 regular season record in three seasons including winning the 2018 Grey Cup as the Calgary Stampeders bench boss.

Dickenson has been the Riders special teams coordinator for the past three seasons. Under Dickenson’s guidance in 2018, the green and white tied a franchise record with four return touchdowns.

Meanwhile Canadian kicker Brett Lauther had a resurgent campaign making 54-of-60 three-point tries (90 per cent) including a long of 56 which led to West Division all-star honours. The 47-year-old’s return units led the league in total yardage (3,028), long gain returns (13) and the cover teams were strong.

Dickenson has spent 16 seasons in the CFL with the Riders, Edmonton Eskimos, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes, 13 as a special teams coordinator. He has NFL experience with the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

Current Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea is the last man to make the jump from special teams coordinator to head coach in 2014.

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