Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com
Photo Scott Grant / CFLPhotoArchive.com

Former Canadian Football League head coach Mike Benevides is set to rejoin the CFL on TSN panel for “occasional appearances” during the 2019 season.

The Toronto native spent time with TSN as a broadcaster in 2015 and was excellent.

Benevides had been the Edmonton Eskimos assistant head coach and defensive co-ordinator since Jason Maas took over as Esks head coach in 2016. That was until Edmonton let the 50-year-old go due to the football operations cap after the 2018 season.

Prior to joining the Eskimos, Benevides spent three seasons as head coach of the B.C. Lions (2012-14), compiling a 33-21 win-loss record. He has a mostly defensive background with time spent as a special teams coordinator as well. Benevides has three Grey Cup rings as a coach.

Benevides does a nice job of explaining football to the viewers in an easily understandable way.

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