Former CFL head coach Jaime Elizondo demoted by XFL’s San Antonio Brahmas

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The XFL’s San Antonio Brahmas have demoted former CFL head coach Jaime Elizondo from the role of offensive coordinator, according to Greg Luca of Express News.

Elizondo will now serve as the club’s receivers coach, while running backs coach Jimmie Johnson has been promoted to the role of offensive coordinator. The Brahmas are off to a 1-3 start to the season and rank sixth league-wide in rushing, seventh league-wide in passing, and tied for sixth league-wide in touchdowns scored.

The veteran coach first came to the CFL in 2008 when he served as the receivers coach and special teams coach of the Montreal Alouettes. He later served as the offensive coordinator of the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks before resigning to join the now-defunct Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL.

Elizondo returned to the CFL in 2021 when he was hired as the head coach of the Edmonton Elks following the resignation of Scott Milanovich. He was fired after just one season at the helm as the team missed the playoffs with a 3-11 record. The club also parted ways with general manager Brock Sunderland and president Chris Presson.

There are a number of other CFL connections on San Antonio’s coaching staff as Josh Neiswander coaches the quarterbacks and Corey Chamblin coaches the defensive backs.

Neiswander played three seasons at quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes, while Chamblin had head coaching stints in Saskatchewan (2012-15) and Toronto (2019). He led the Riders to a Grey Cup in 2013 and won two others as an assistant coach with Calgary (2008) and Toronto (2017).